[SciPy-Dev] Pythonic Simulink clone... - how much interest?

James Phillips zunzun@zunzun....
Wed Nov 17 13:34:48 CST 2010


I have used National Instrument's "G" graphical programming language
(LabVIEW) extensively in industrial settings internationally.  Loops
and complex switch/case type code seemed to me to be, hmm, difficult
to maintain or follow program flow - especially for large industrial
programs.  It also appeared to me that bad programmers could easily
write much worse code in G than in other languages, but that may just
be residual frustration talking.  My personal opinion...

     James

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW, although I'm academically interested in this, I think a gui block-
> diagram approach is only useful for students/toy projects.
>
> I'm an old electrical engineer.  Back in the day, we used to draw schematics
> (by hand).  Today, we use hardware description languages.  There's reasons
> why using pictures to describe designs has been replaced by text:
>
> * pictures work well only for low complexity.  For complex designs,
> productivity becomes unacceptably low
> * What you see is all you got - text is easy to integrate with any kind of
> tool.
>
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