Does anyone here know Siemens STL?

Charles Dickman chd at
Wed Apr 12 07:26:35 CDT 2017

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 10:32 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:

> I don't think that you're being quite fair.  There are boatloads of
> specialized application programming languages--I rarely pay attention to
> any of them, figuring that after your first dozen or so, it's easy
> enough to add another one.

True, I went a bit overboard.

The puzzling (and frustrating) thing about these industrial control
languages is how primitive they are. There is lots of talk about IIoT
and Industry 4.0, but at the bottom much of it is essentially handed
written machine code.

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