Oberon Day @ CERN 2004


Besides the expected language designer presentations -

    J. Gutknecht
  • Criteria for Exclusion of a Construct
    • Superfluous, covered by existing construct
    • Problematic, contibution to problem set is
      larger than contribution to solution set
    • Hidden overhead, no straightforward and
      efficient mapping to runtime exists
  • Criteria for Inclusion of a Construct
    • Is extremely useful
    • Has generic character
    • Adds to completeness

and slide 9 "Complexity of syntax of programming languages" in Niklaus Wirth's presentation,

Tkachov (physicist as-end-user/programmer) provides a different perspective

and Brega's robotic art...