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inactiveTopic Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002
started 10/23/2002; 3:28:37 AM - last post 10/26/2002; 3:03:14 AM
Ehud Lamm - Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002  blueArrow
10/23/2002; 3:28:37 AM (reads: 738, responses: 4)
Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002
The Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002 (LL2) will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2002.

The workshop program and other details are now online.

From what I hear, last year's workshop was great. This year's program sure does look interesting (it even starts off with an Erlang presentation).

Posted to general by Ehud Lamm on 10/23/02; 3:31:45 AM

Ehud Lamm - Re: Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002  blueArrow
10/23/2002; 6:10:21 AM (reads: 749, responses: 0)
The "fabulous TEN minute Erlang course" sounds like fun.

Chris - Re: Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002  blueArrow
10/24/2002; 9:24:37 PM (reads: 639, responses: 1)
Does anyone have more information about the last talk, "The Laszlo application description language, LZX" by Oliver Steele? He works for Laszlo Systems, a "rich internet application" startup. From what I can tell, they are creating a programming product that targets the Flash Player VM. The Flash Player is more widely distributed (and maybe more WORA) than Java. I'm surprised someone hasn't tried that before.

Ehud Lamm - Re: Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002  blueArrow
10/25/2002; 2:34:20 AM (reads: 642, responses: 0)
The InternetWeek article linked from their home page has this to say:

From a tool perspective, Laszlo shied away from visually oriented, timeline-based tools that would appeal to graphics artists. And it stayed away from creating an entirely new client-side language, such as competitor Curl. "Neither of those solutions are acceptable to the vast majority of developers," Temkin said.

Rather, its platform deals with XML and Javascript at a native level and is created using a text-heavy editor, not a visual tool -- and then compiles that into a bytecode executable -- that almost any browser can read and render, without requiring a Java virtual machine or an entirely new plug-in. Macromedia's Flash is found on virtually every end-user browser today.

Ehud Lamm - Re: Lightweight Languages Workshop 2002  blueArrow
10/26/2002; 3:03:14 AM (reads: 566, responses: 0)
Another title that looks intriguing: Why Extension Programmers Should Stop Worrying about Parsing and Start Thinking about Type Systems, David M. Beazley, University of Chicago.

Are these language extensions? Modular monadic interpreters, anyone?