Principles of Programming Seminar

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm


Traffic 21 Classroom 6501 Gates & Hillman Centers


CYRUS OMAR, Ph.D. Student

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Functional programming languages like ML descend conceptually from minimal lambda calculi, but to be pragmatic, expose a concrete syntax and type structure to programmers of a more elaborate design. Language designers have many viable choices at this level, as evidenced by the diversity of dialects that continue to proliferate around these languages. But language dialects cannot be modularly combined, limiting the choices available to programmers. We discuss the ongoing design of a new functional programming language, Verse, designed to decrease the need for dialects by giving library providers the ability to safely and modularly express derived concrete syntax and type structure of a variety of designs atop a minimal type-theoretic internal language. About the Speaker. Faculty Host: Umut Acar


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