Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 10:50 UTC
General Development "I got interested in the Soviet space program and was interested to discover that the software on the Buran spacecraft circa 1988 was written in Prolog. Does anyone know what languages might have been used in earlier missions, especially the Mars PrOP-M rover missions of the early 1970s which were somewhat autonomous and could navigate obstacles?" Absolutely fascinating.
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by BeamishBoy on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DRAKON"
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As pointed out by Treza, visual programming languages are actually quite common in many specialized areas. An excellent case in point is The Mathworks' Simulink, which is used extensively in engineering applications.

Come to think of it, I'm sure I saw Simulink in use when I interned at a hedge fund many moons ago as a rudimentary market dynamics simulator for stock index futures.

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