Past Meetup

The mechanical evaluation of expressions

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Would you believe that one 13 page paper written in 1964 ( coined:

- syntactic sugar
- closures
- thunks
- partial evaluation
- de Bruijn Indices
- call by need
- strictness analysis
- domain specific languages
- applicative expressions

... and if that wasn't enough also invented a profoundly influential lambda calculus abstract machine called the SECD machine?

... and that's 13 pages including citations!

Join me as we dive into a paper ( virtually unknown outside of academic circles that a beginner could read over a weekend and that changed the course of programming languages forever.