Going with the data-flow

By Doug Schaefer

I’ve just been reading articles in Wikipedia on dataflow programming.
This programming paradigm captures what I think is the greatest need we
face to built the multi-threaded applications of the future. It also
explains where a lot of the concepts in UML Actions and Activities come
from.

From what I understand most of the dataflow languages are visual languages. The SynthMaker tool that came with my Fruity Loops
is like that. The page also lists the hardware description languages,
Verilog and VHDL, in this category. I think they’ve left out SystemC
since it fits into that mould as well.

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