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History and Evolution

  • Paper Cards
  • Assembly like
  • C like
  • C++ like
  • Frameworks Java
  • Environments C#/.NET
  • Attempts at visual/node based programming

What is Missing?

  • describing intention with either too fine granularity
  • or too much abstraction
  • no real expression for planned behaviour
  • bugs hard to spot
  • multithreading hard to reason about
  • limited programming language/tooling

The Next Step

  • define basic blocks
  • express intent
  • merge into program

Outline

  • implement Slang (on top of C#/.NET)