Practical Lessons from Exotic Languages*
Esoteric programming languages never really get the attention they deserve in the mainstream programming culture. We'll examine idioms from several exotic languages and explain how they can improve the quality of more common codebases.
This talk covers idioms from several exotic and esoteric programming languages which sit outside the imperative paradigm. Languages I’d like to cover include Forth, Haskell, Befunge, Scheme, and Prolog.
If you speak Java, C/C++, Perl, or Python, come learn about some ideas which can improve your code. All programmers are welcome, but the thrust of the talk will be towards imperative languages.
Nothing notable; I have never spoken at anything larger than a BarCamp. I started considering this talk during PyCon, and decided to implement a general-purpose version for a wider audience.
Open Source University Open Source Lab
Corbin Simpson is a programmer at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. Over the past few years, he has worked on a plethora of Python projects, including Pydra, PyPy, and Twisted. He is also the author of Bravo, an open-source Minecraft server.
- Title: Practical Lessons from Exotic Languages
- Track: Cooking
- Room: B204
- Time: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Esoteric programming languages never really get the attention they deserve in the mainstream programming culture. We’ll examine idioms from several exotic languages and explain how they can improve the quality of more common codebases.
- Speakers: Corbin Simpson