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Dart: Optional Typing, Mirrors and More

With Gilad Bracha

In this talk, we'll examine optional types and mirrors in Dart and elsewhere. We'll start some pre-history, demoing the Strongtalk system whose optional types were the pre-cursor to Dart's. Then we'll discuss the current state of Dart's typechecking. Next, we'll review mirror-based reflection and examine several variant APIs: Strongtalk, Newspeak and Dart.

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  • Yardena

    June 10, 2012

  • Amir T.

    Always interesting and entertaining to hear Gilad talk.

    May 9, 2012

  • Matan S.

    Revealing and informative.
    Seems to instill that languages are "sold onto" the developers on two levels - ease of use and modular power. And we haven't spoken of the ecosystems of staple infrastructures and connectors to the outside world, performance optimization and all real-world aspects that make the developer's daily life. Go Google!

    May 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent lecture

    May 3, 2012

  • Arie K.

    It was great to get first-hand introduction to optional typing and mirrors

    May 3, 2012

  • Yardena

    Excellent presentation. I expected a great talk, and it was indeed perfect! Right on target for sayeret IMO - anyway I enjoyed it immensely.

    May 3, 2012

  • Nadav G.

    Very interesting and insightful.

    May 3, 2012

  • Ronen N.

    One of the best meeting iv been to yet.

    May 2, 2012

  • Yardena

    There is parking near the building which is free in the evening. We hope to record the talk, as usual.

    1 · April 30, 2012

  • Alik E.

    I don't know the area. Is there parking in the building?

    April 30, 2012

  • Alik E.

    Will the lecture be recorded?

    April 30, 2012

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