[Haskell-cafe] Ideas

Peter Verswyvelen bf3 at telenet.be
Sat Aug 25 09:45:27 EDT 2007

>> - A "graphical programming tool". (You add boxes and put in lines, it
>> constructs a "program" that you can run.)

> You mean a programming tool with a horrible syntax and user interface?
> If you want to remove the joy from programming, just use Ada.

For programmers or scientists, I agree. 

For designers/artists who want to make cool stuff without learning a textual
programming language, I totally disagree. Look at Apple Shake, SideFX
Houdini, Werkzeug, Shader FX, Unreal 3, or even National Instruments
Labview, and more... They all have a (albeit very limited) visual
programming language. People get real "procedural" work done with these
tools. Almost every 3D movie uses at least one of tools I mentioned.


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