VPL vs Text

The classic problem with node + arrow code is that the complexity of the graphical representation is simpler than the text representation for simple graphs, but grows in complexity much faster than text does. This makes graphs very attractive for demos and extremely painful for real work. Luna's approach tries to get around this by giving two views on the code, but I suspect the better answer is another paradigm we haven't seen yet.

— Jack Rusher

  • graphs are great for small programs
  • text is better (so far) for large programs
  • related to VPL Issues
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