"The essence of R-technology is the use of weighted, oriented graphs to express control logic and to enforce good programming style. Unlike other developments in visual programming, R-technology can accommodate many programming languages and has been used for numerous development projects. Despite the fact that it has been extensively documented in the Soviet literature, it is practically unknown in the United States."
I wonder if "R-technology" is either another term for DRAKON or a distinctly different system. Given how underdocumented Soviet high technology (esp around computing and related fields) is in English sources, either can be considered a real possibility.
Some more about Kateryna Yushchenko on the Museum's website: http://www.icfcst.kiev.ua/MUSEUM/Ushchenko-memoirs.html
See also: http://www.icfcst.kiev.ua/MUSEUM/museum-map.html
Of-course microcode is executable, but Address notation was manually translated into each specific CPU architecture.
Since every operation defined as a set, it seems it supported expressing SIMD-style vectorized computations.
Photo of programmers from 1956. Twelve women, zero men.
I remember that American female students struck me like a bunch of divas at first. That's when I realized these things are purely cultural.
Men were supposed to do either dunce jobs, or jobs for "big men" like bossing people around in the party or state enterprises.