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 Treza on Tue 5th Jun 2012 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DRAKON"
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I am completely flabbergasted that they use a visual coding language. Many people tried the concept, and it never had any success (I remember how much criticism received Google (now MIT) App Inventor) - and now, we have a prime example, moreover in actual use, moreover in critical applications.

Visual programming languages/methods are actually used _a lot_ in critical applications.

For example :

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by jebb on Tue 5th Jun 2012 21:36 in reply to "RE[3]: DRAKON"
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Not to mention the ladder logic type of programming used in millions of industrial setups around the world to program PLCs and such.

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