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The whole time I was using LabVIEW (for a class) I kept dreaming of the days when I'd be done with it and back to a typed language.

That's the sentiment that's been conveyed to me when visiting a few university classes that make use of LabVIEW. I think that a great number of programmers that come from textual programming languages (I'm one of them) find the environment jarring as we try to force LabVIEW to fit norms we've built through out experiences in other languages. I think this is a combination of poor educational material catered towards dispelling projected similarities between graphical and textual programming languages and less than great communication beyond the scientific engineering user base of what LabVIEW is really great at.

In any case, thank you for the feedback, it's always great to hear back from fellow programmers that have had experiences with LabVIEW.

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