Feb 29, 2012, 1:09:17 AM2/29/12
to Visi Language
I'm new here, but am very excited about this project. I've never
designed a programming language, and the most advanced language I have
dabbled with is Scala. So most of my questions/comments will probably
be coming from a business or end-user side. The business (ie: excel
replacement potential) of this language project is what gets me the
most excited. It's baffling how often spreadsheets are used for
mission-critical tasks in the real world still!
So I think that brings me to my question. Do you envision Visi mostly
as a platform for making apps/models that are much more robust and
usable than their excel predecessors? Even if this is the only thing
Visi does, I would still be ecstatic! However, I'm wondering if Visi
will be taken further? For example, will it be possible to, say,
build something like twitter, or a online scheduling application, or
heck, in the extreme case, something like a decentralized p2p
application, in Visi?
I know that there is a lot to be said for "picking the right tool for
the project," and I want to be able to pick Visi for 90%+ of typical
projects. Is that reasonable or am I misunderstanding the purpose of
the Visi Platform?