Wizards Panel on Language Design
Date Thursday, May 10, 2001
Time 1-2.30pm
Speaker Paul Graham, John Maeda, Jonathan Rees, Guy Steele
Affiliation Unaffiliated, MIT Media Lab, Unaffiliated, and Sun respectively.
Abstract Each Panelist has played a major role in the design 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") and Live Webcast!
Room 8th Floor Playroom
Bio Paul Graham has written about CommonLisp.
John Maeda is a professor at the MIT Media Lab.
Jonathan Rees was involved in the T and Scheme languages.
Guy Steele worked on CommonLisp, C, Scheme, Java, etc.