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> ... but there must be a reason why diagrammatic languages have not received the acceptance as widespread as text-based languages have.

Or maybe because of the Deutsch limit (text is denser):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsch_limit




I think so. And related, I haven't seen a good way of managing abstractions in a way we do it with text. The dataflow paradigm feels a bit too weak for that (but maybe it's only my impression). With textual programming languages we're used to, there's - for better or worse - pretty much no upper limit for the stack of abstractions we can create.




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