[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 00:59:59 EST 2009

Sorry, I happened to be in a rush when reading through your message,
and didn't notice the part about the recording on your blog.  I'll
check your blog afterwards for the summary.

-- Benjamin L. Russell

On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:55:01 +0900, Benjamin L.Russell
<DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com> wrote:

>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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