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My latest research interest is a programming language for web application development, building on my experience with XML, Java, and Haskell.
Wonder about the language name?
A quarter of a century ago, Burstall and others at Edinburgh introduced an influential programming language, Hope, named after Hope Park Square, located near the University on the Meadows. This note proposes a research effort to design a new programming language for the web, Links, named after the Brunts-field Links, located at the other end of the the Meadows and site of the world’s first public golf course.
And here's why you should be interested in this work,
Other languages for web programming include Xtatic from Pierce, Scala from Odersky, and Xen and Cw from Microsoft. Links will benefit from fruitful interactions with these efforts. However, Links differs crucially in that it adopts database ideas from Kleisli and systems principles from Erlang, taking it well beyond the capabilities of these other languages.
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