Wizards Panel on Compilation
Date Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Time 1-2.30pm
Speaker David Detlefs, Will Clinger, Martin Rinard, and Mat Hostetter
Affiliation Sun, Sun, MIT and Curl respectively.
Abstract Each Panelist has played a major role in the disign and implementation of at least one dynamic language, and each panelist will address the following five points:
  1. Guiding philosophy
  2. Open roblems, future directions
  3. Little known secrets
  4. Good ideas that have been dropped but whose time has now come
  5. Pitfalls / gotchas

Part of each session will be dedicated to questions from the audience. This will be an incredible opportunity to quiz these luminaries about their design aesthetics and implementation tricks.

Location 545 Technology Square (aka "NE43")
Room 8th Floor Playroom
Bio David Detlefs worked on C++ and Java
Will Clinger worked on Scheme.
Martin Rinard worked on Self, Jade and Java
Mat Hostetter worked on Curl.