What Is Programming?
Programming is the act of controlling machines.
- Match a pattern
- Do something with the matches.
IDEs For Programming
What we want are IDEs that make controlling machines easier.
Programming Languages are one (but one) kind of IDE for programming.
GPLs - General Purpose Programming Languages
Ideally, we want an IDE for step (1) (patten matching) and a completely different IDE for step (2) (doing something).
Worse, yet, we are forced to use grids of little bitmaps for all of our programming IDE needs.