Program your DSP in… VB?

In an EDN article, Warren Webb reports on a new board from Sheldon Instruments with a TI C6713 in a PC-104 form factor. Ho-hum.

Then I read this:

The board comes with DSP-software libraries that enable system engineers to directly program their DSP systems in Visual Basic or National Instruments ( LabView.

Did I read that right? It is possible to directly program a TI DSP in Visual Basic?

That can’t possibly be right. And if it is, there is something terribly wrong with the world we live in. Who would want to program a DSP in VB? What’s next? A COBOL compiler?