JVM Language Summit agenda is posted
Samuel Johnson (the [URL="http://drjohnsonsdictionary.wordpress.com"]dictionary[/URL] writer) once <a href="http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/cowley.html#181">observed, “Language is the dress of thought.” This is true enough, and I suppose it implies that the JVM Language Summit is a clothing show. (Should we meet in Paris?) More boldly, Ludwig Wittgenstein [URL="http://people.umass.edu/phil335-klement-2/tlp/bodygerman.html#p5.6"]wrote[/URL], “[I]The limits of my language[/I] mean the limits of my world.” In those terms, the Summit is about building the world, at least those parts that run on silicon, and as that world becomes multi-core, our languages are becoming a limiting factor. In any case, for me, the Summit is a chance to visit, chat, and dream big with you fellow world builders (or tailors) out there.
Next month, we are once again gathering a room full of language and VM developers at Oracle’s Sun Santa Clara Campus, for the three-day meeting known as the [URL="http://jvmlangsummit.com"]JVM Language Summit[/URL]. This year (like before) we have an excellent set of speakers lined up. I have [URL="http://jvmlangsummit.com/agenda.html"]just posted the agenda[/URL].
If you missed the call for speakers, but are a VM or language implementor who wants to have an extended chat with your colleagues about where the JVM is going, consider coming to Santa Clara on Jul 26-28. There are still some participant slots available. Space is limited, because this is designed as a one-room event. If you can’t come, you may also enjoy the [URL="http://www.infoq.com/JVMLanguageSummit"]recorded talks[/URL] from previous years, and those from this year, since we are planning to record them.
P.S. Samuel Johnson was quoting a well-known Roman language researcher, who elsewhere noted that language design is almost a solved problem, as follows: [I]“Atqui plerosque videas haerentes circa singula et dum inveniunt et dum inventa ponderant ac dimetiuntur.”[/I] (“When our language is good Latin, significant, elegant and aptly arranged, why should we labor for anything more?” [URL="http://honeyl.public.iastate.edu/quintilian/8/intro.html#31"][I]Institutio Oratoria[/I][/URL], VIII.0.30, pub. A.D. 95.) Luckily for us aficionados, language design continues. (To all Quintilian fans: Yes, I took him out of context. Sorry.)
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