30 Sep '14, 7pm

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We haven’t quite gone to the level of the actor model. We’re not quite writing programs in Erlang. But we are getting some of the benefits of thinking of our program as a load of interacting objects, a load of little entities that are sending these little messages to each other and everything’s very loosely coupled and everything’s runtime dynamic dispatch. It’s all very easy-going and very relaxed. I just find that very liberating and very fun. As the research that I did as a graduate student was not about this at all, it was about static type systems and I was very interested in what’s possible with type systems. I find those also extremely elegant and beautiful and useful and interesting and all of that stuff. But for whatever reason, I don’t find myself naturally reaching for strongly typed or statically typed, I should say, programming languages. And I do really like ...

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