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visual programming language
language (VPL) Any programming language that allows the user
to specify a program in a two-(or more)-dimensionsional way.
Conventional textual languages are not considered
processes them as one-dimensional streams of characters. A
VPL allows programming with visual expressions - spatial
arrangements of textual and graphical symbols.
VPLs may be further classified, according to the type and
extent of visual expression used, into icon
which can be manipulated by the user in an interactive way
according to some specific spatial grammar for program
A visually transformed language is a non-visual language with
a superimposed visual representation. Naturally visual
languages have an inherent visual expression for which there
is no obvious textual equivalent.
family are not, despite their names, visual programming
languages. They are textual languages which use a graphical
to make programming interfaces easier. The user
interface portion of the programming environment is visual,
the languages are not. Because of the confusion caused by the
Lakin has proposed the term "executable graphics" as an
alternative to VPL.
Some examples of visual programming languages are Prograph