[ELW'08] Important news
here are some important news on the 5th European Lisp Workshop, July 7,
Pahpos, Cyprus, co-located with ECOOP 2008:
* The paper selection process is over; the final programme will be
available shortly. Stay tuned for the upcoming call for participation!
* We now have the abstracts for the two keynote presentations:
Lisp for the 21st Century (Mark Tarver)
As Lisp reaches its 50th anniversary, the talk looks at some of the
reasons why Lisp has not found a wider acceptance amongst the
programming community. Part of the reasons lie in a vicious cycle
between education and industry within which Lisp is trapped. One
solution is the L21 project - to produce a rationalized and revised
update of Lisp for the C21. Qi fits many of the constraints of the L21
project. The talk concludes on what needs to be done within Qi and the
Lisp world to bring Lisp to the center stage.
A Detailed Look at the Lisp Nature of Clojure (Rich Hickey)
The small essential core of Lisp makes dialects easy to define and
implement. Most dialects are viewed skeptically by the community, as
their features can be realized via the extensibility mechanisms of
Scheme or Common Lisp. However, functional programming,
interoperability, extensibility and concurrency objectives call for
different decisions at many Lisp design points. Meeting those objectives
in a Lisp dialect testifies to the continued vitality of the Lisp idea.
This talk will provide a rationale for Clojure as a substantive and
unique dialect of Lisp, and details of its design and implementation on
* Courtesy of EPITA, the workshop will have printed proceedings. A PDF
version will also be made available on the website after the event.
* Finally, please note that the official ELW website,
http://elw.bknr.net, now contains an archive of all past occurrences
of the workshop.
5th European Lisp Workshop at ECOOP 2008, July 7: http://elw.bknr.net/2008/
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