Date Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Time 2-3pm
Speaker Paul Robertson
Affiliation MIT CSAIL
Abstract Yolambda was designed to be a compact dynamic langauge for developing serious software as well as a platform for experiments into language design and implementation. In my talk I will describe design decisions that were made in support of this goal and where appropriate algorithms that support them. I will describe high level language goals and how they are achieved at the implementers level. I will discuss design choices that are reflected in the current implementation as well as ideas that have not (yet) made it into the implementation. I will make comparisons to other dynamic languages and implementation approaches.
Location 200 Technology Square (aka "NE43")
Room 8th floor playroom
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