Graphical Programming Environments (was: ANNOUNCE: Release of Vit al, an interactive visual programming environment for Haskell)

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Thu Nov 13 13:21:16 EST 2003

W liście z czw, 13-11-2003, godz. 10:34, Markus.Schnell at

> If 'graphical' isn't taken too literally,
> you can think of a dialog per function with the possibility to specify
> pre and post conditions, tests, comments, etc.

I still doubt it would be more convenient. Maybe it's just me, but I
prefer to be able to scroll across many function bodies which are
grouped and ordered manually, to using a Smalltalk browser where I must
click to expand everything and the grouping is dictated by classes the
functions operate on and by the environment.

An additional "overview" browser showing just headers for quickly
locating functions is fine, as long as it doesn't take away the ability
to view all the information with minimal navigation (only scrolling) and
the ability to use standard text tools on the source (e.g. grep, diff,

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