Ian Hobson wrote:
> There was one attempt at a language that plugged together data flow
> pipes. I can no longer remember the name.

Fantastic. That would let you store all programs as graphs, which could 
be serialised as big blobs of XML for ultimate portability. Programming 
could then become as simple as this:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsbpel/2.0/OS/wsbpel-v2.0-OS.html#_Toc164738480

(scroll down a little to see the examples)

A 'while' loop could be accomplished with just a few dozen clicks of the 
mouse:
http://www.activebpel.org/samples/samples-2/BPEL_Samples/Resources/Docs/while.html
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