Strange Loop 2011 - Languages galore

The Strange Loop 2011 conference (St. Louis - Sept 18-20th) will feature a plethora of language-related talks of interest to the LtU community. Here's a sampling:


  • Gerald Sussman (MIT)
  • Rich Hickey (Clojure)
  • Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
  • Allen Wirfs-Brock (Mozilla)


  • Languages panel - Sussman, Hickey, Meijer, Wirfs-Brock, Pamer, Alexandrescu, moderated by Dean Wampler



Hope you can make it!

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"Strange Loop" should be credited to Doug Hofstadter

The term "Strange Loop" should be credited to Doug Hofstadter from his book I Am a Strange Loop

Also see Inconsistency Robustness 2011 at Stanford on LtU.

Earlier Than That

Just to be pedantic, it dates to at least "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid," in which it appears both as a concept and a character, the Sloth, which stands for "Strange Loops, Or Tangled Hierarchies."

well put