[Haskell-cafe] extending the notion of notation

Darren Grant dedgrant at gmail.com
Tue May 20 22:12:43 UTC 2014

There are plenty of counterexamples. Variations on visual function blocks
abound in engineering circles.

A better question might be whether the HMI bandwidth can be increased
beyond what's possible with a keyboard.

 On May 20, 2014 12:26 PM, "Bardur Arantsson" <spam at scientician.net> wrote:

> On 2014-05-20 20:59, Albert Y. C. Lai wrote:
> >
> > Can programming be liberated from the plain text file?
> No.
> I hate to be downer, but every single time I've seen a proposal for this
> it has failed to account for how, *exactly*, it is actually different in
> any meaningful way from the failed attempts at addressing this issue.
> I've often been quite tempted to draw up a checklist à la the infamous
> spam-fighting checklist for why
> $YOUR_IDEA_FOR_NON-TEXT-BASED_PROGRAMMING won't work -- at the very
> least it'd serve as a time-saver whenever this comes up :).
> We can all dream, but unless and until someone comes up with something
> *radically* different from previous attempts, it just ain't going to
> happen.
> Regards,
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