PL Perspectives

Perspectives on computing and technology from and for those with an interest in programming languages.
Come to Virtual ICFP!

Come to Virtual ICFP!

ICFP 2020 will be virtual, combining a mirrored technical program—all technical talks will appear twice, 12 hours apart—with a synchronous set of keynote talks and social events. This post says more about it. Be sure to register by August 8!

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Increasing the Impact of PL Research

Increasing the Impact of PL Research

PL research is as consequential as ever; how can we make it more impactful? I suggest three ways: (1) expand the tent and lower the barriers to entering it; (2) venture outside the tent, taking PL knowledge and ideas to other communities, to address their problems; and (3) join or organize collaborative efforts attacking substantial problems, such as deployable AI or a quantum programming stack, the solution to which involves PL techniques, but many others besides.

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Virtual PLDI 2020

Virtual PLDI 2020

In this post, Alastair Donaldson, General Chair of PLDI, tells us about how the virtual conference will work, including ideas for recreating those “hallway conversations” that are so important at physical conferences. Registration for PLDI closes on June 5.

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