I am pleased to announce that I will hold a 90' session at the next
ACCU conference in Bristol, next April. The abstract is given below.
A Taste of Julia
Julia is a recent programming language developed at MIT and sold as a
high level, high performance dynamic language for scientific
computing. One of the co-authors of Julia has a Scheme background, and
in fact, it appears that Julia borrows a lot from Scheme, Common Lisp
and Dylan. This is to the point that Julia may even be considered as a
new Lisp dialect. This is enough, already, to catch our attention, but
there's more. Julia also seems to benefit from modern optimization
techniques for dynamic languages, notably through its LLVM based JIT
compiler. In this talk, we will give a tour of the language's most
prominent features, with a slight focus on what makes it a Lisp,
sometimes (not always) an even better one that the existing
Resistance is futile. You will be jazzimilated.
Lisp, Jazz, Aïkido: http://www.didierverna.info