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Larry Wall speaking at University of Illinois (and P6 tutorial)

by blokhead (Monsignor)
on Sep 25, 2008 at 19:27 UTC ( #713714=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Larry will be speaking at the Reflections/Projections conference that the University of Illinois ACM chapter puts on. Even if you can't make it, there will be a video of the talk available online afterwards. Here's the relevant information. I know there are not very many perlmonks in the area, but if you plan to make it, send me a PM..

Larry Wall
Friday, Oct. 3
7:45 PM
1404 Siebel Center
ACM Reflections/Projections 2008

Abstract: It has been said that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades--as long as you count nukes as a kind of hand grenade. But what exactly are you aiming at, and how close is close enough? This talk will be about the past, present, and future of Perl, with a few pointers on how to launch your project, how to steer it while you still can, and when to let it fly off on its own trajectory.

Update: I'm told that there will be an additional Perl 6 tutorial from Larry Wall, seperate from his Friday night talk. Details are not quite worked out yet (it will probably be Saturday morning), but the topic will be: How Perl 6 defines a completely extensible parser and uses its own extension mechanisms to parse the various domain-specific sublanguages that are part of standard Perl 6, such as quotes, macros, regular expressions, and even its own grammar.


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Re: Larry Wall speaking at University of Illinois (and P6 tutorial)
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Oct 15, 2008 at 20:12 UTC
    Thanks for posting this. I made the Friday night talk and met Larry (along with Al Aho) after reading your node. It was a great experience.

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