Palestra: The Realist’s Guide to Language Design


Dia da semana:

2:40pm - 3:30pm

Apresentação em Inglês

There’s a bewildering amount of programming language options growing in popularity these days. In this talk, instead of pushing one more in front of your face and asking you to fall in love with its shininess based on a limited set of demo-able features, we’ll take a step back and examine some popular languages from a language designer’s perspective.

What benefits does the language offer? Why was it designed in this way? Which problems would it be particularly suited to tackle? What would it be like working with the language day to day? There’s no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to language design. In this talk you’ll see — most of all — how to apply a critical eye when evaluating new and old programming languages.