Prograph (was Re: MacWorld part 2)

Dan Shafer revdan at
Sat Jan 15 13:41:01 EST 2005

I never saw the kind of buggy performance you describe here, Dar, but I 
do remember that the shift from simple Prograph to the far more complex 
set of class libraries in CPX caused a LOT of bugs and performance 


On Jan 15, 2005, at 8:22 AM, Dar Scott wrote:

> On Jan 14, 2005, at 6:45 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>> As some of you may know, I wrote one of two books published on 
>> Prograph before that product/company essentially went belly-up. 
>> (Hmmm. I hope I don't have the decidedly unhelpful effect on *all* 
>> the companies whose products I write books about. heh heh)
>> My friend (like me) was a fairly ardent fan of Prograph and we were 
>> both sad to see it go away. It truly is the ONLY completely visual 
>> programming environment I've ever seen and although it takes a while 
>> to wrap your head around it, its power was truly amazing. And it 
>> really is fully object-oriented.
> I paid the big bucks for Prograph.  It had a name like Prograph CPX 
> 1.0 or something.  I figured since I liked LabVIEW and functional 
> programming, that it would be great for me.
> The problem was that it crashed every few minutes and didn't work in 
> between.  It had zillions of bugs and zero support.  I threw it away.  
> That was so frustrating since I wanted it to work.  I imagine a lot of 
> folks were cheated this way.
> So, it wasn't you, Dan.  The company cheated folks and forced them to 
> turn the name into a curse word.  They did it to themselves.
> (I didn't see any OOP.)
> Dar
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