[plt-scheme] Re: Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for March 2009 - Haskell for Lisp Programmers

From: Benjamin L.Russell (DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 4 00:55:01 EST 2009

Since I live far away and can't attend, is there any way to obtain a
summary of the meeting?  This seems to be a fascinating topic, and I
would be very interested in learning about what transpires therein.

-- Benjamin L. Russell

On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:45:32 -0800, Bill Clementson
<billclem at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>Just a reminder of our "Haskell for Lisp Programmers" lispvan meeting
>tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm).
>See you there!
>- Bill
>On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Bill Clementson <billclem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Haskell is a polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional
>> language based on the lambda calculus. As such, it shares some things
>> in common with some dialects of Lisp but differs in other regards. Our
>> March lispvan speaker will present an introduction to Haskell geared
>> towards Lisp programmers. If you want to read up about Haskell before
>> the meeting, a good starting point is the Haskell Wiki.
>> Here's the "official" meeting notice:
>> Topic: Haskell for Lisp Programmers
>> Presenter: Erik Charlebois
>> Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
>> Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
>> Venue: The Hackery, 304 Victoria Dr (entrance off Franklin), Vancouver (see map)
>> Summary: Haskell is a lazy, pure, statically-typed functional
>> programming language enjoying a lot of attention these days. Its
>> strict approach to side effects is seen as one of the viable
>> approaches to making parallel programming tractable.
>> Erik will talk about the core differences between Haskell and Lisp,
>> the actions the Haskell community is taking to manage this growth, and
>> some neat applications of the language already in the wild.
>> * Differences between Haskell and Lisp
>> ?* Syntax
>> ?* Static typing
>> ?* Side effects with monads
>> * The Haskell Platform
>> ?* Build, Package, Distribute
>> ?* Community
>> * Haskell Dog and Pony Show
>> Bio: Erik was a compiler developer for 3 years at IBM working on the
>> XL Fortran and C/C++ compilers for the Cell processor. He is currently
>> employed at Slant Six Games doing gameplay programming. For the past 2
>> years, he has been studying programming languages and databases in a
>> search for smarter ways to build soft real-time applications like
>> games.
>> If possible, I will record the presentation and post it on my blog
>> after the meeting for those who are unable to attend. Join us for a
>> beer (bring your own - there's a fridge) and a chance to learn what
>> static typing and monads are all about!
>> Any updates will be posted on my blog entry for the meeting:
>> http://bc.tech.coop/blog/090223.html
>> --
>> Bill Clementson
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