Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2009 about C and AllĀ Languages

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Wednesday 17th June 2009

  • Become a better programmer by bridging Ousterhout's Dichotomy

    by Andy Grover

    John Ousterhout, the inventor of TCL, observed that languages could be grouped into "scripting" and "system" categories, with very few falling in-between.

    I believe not only that all working programmers should be familiar with at least one of each, but that familiarity with scripting language X will make one a _better_ programmer in system language Y, and vice versa. This talk will discuss the lessons each has for the other, using C and Python as primary exemplars, but also touching on other popular languages from both camps, and those that have attempted to bridge the gap.

    At 5:00pm to 5:45pm, Wednesday 17th June

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