Mon, 18 May 2009

FP-Syd #14.

Some time ago, on Thursday April 16th, we held the 14th meeting of FP-Syd, the Sydney Functional Programming group. The meeting was held at Google's Sydney offices and we had about 25 people attending to hear our two presenters.

The first presentations was by Tom Davies titled "CAL/OpenQuark and Java" about CAL and Haskell 98 like language for the Java Virtual machine. CL was released as open source under a BSD-like license as OpenQuark in 2007. Tom gives a quite comprehensive list of the differences between between CAL and Haskell in his slides and a PDF file of the development history of Quark in a supplementary PDF. The main problem with CAL/OpenQuark is that it is effectively abandon-ware and that no-one is actively maintaining it.

The second presentation was by Simon Winwood and was titled "Program extraction from the Coq Theorem Prover". I've been trying unsuccessfully to contact Simon to get hold of his slides. I'll update this when I do finally have a link.

Update 2009/06/05 : Simon's slides are now available here.

A big thanks goes to Shane Stephens and Google's Sydney office for making their facilities available. Thanks also to Tom and Simon for their presentations.

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