Dataflow Programmering 13 Apr 2009
Not long after the idea of dataflow programming clicked for me while reading the excellent Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming (affiliate link) I have been trying to figure out the best way to apply it at the library level rather than the language level. Having it at the language level is fine and dandy, but I’m happy to sacrifice a little elegance for just being easy to use for building up a page or response in a webapp from a bunch of remote services.
So, switching to the other languages I hack in nowadays, we have Ruby (oops, no threads), C (umh, no, wrong level of abstraction), and Lua (hey, actually not bad, particularly with how LuaSocket and coroutines play together…).
Properly, I should now shut up and go hack. On that note, off to hack!