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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.

blokhead

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