The Lisp Meeting will take place on Monday September 29th at MIT, Room 34-401B.
As the numbers indicate, this is in Building 34, on the 4th floor.
MIT map: http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?selection=34
Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+Vassar+St,+Cambridge,+MA+02139,+USA
Rich Hickey will give a 90' talk about Clojure.
Clojure http://clojure.org/ is a dynamic programming language that
targets the Java Virtual Machine. It is designed to be a
general-purpose language, combining the approachability and
interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and
robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a
compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains
completely dynamic. Every feature supported by Clojure is supported at
runtime. Clojure provides easy access to the Java frameworks, with
optional type hints and type inference, to ensure that calls to Java
can avoid reflection.
Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data
philosophy and a powerful macro system. Clojure is predominantly a
functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable,
persistent data structures. When mutable state is needed, Clojure
offers a software transactional memory system and reactive Agent
system that ensure clean, correct, multithreaded designs.
Rich Hickey, a New-York based software engineer, is the principal
author of Clojure.
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Added by Jeff Dlouhy on September 23, 2008