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Two short talks this month:

Hakim Cassimally
People like to claim Perl is line noise, with its sigils and regular expressions. But a lot of the features that make it possible to write, yes, truly awful, unreadable Perl, also let you write clean, maintainable code too.

* those $%&* sigils!
* There's More Than One Way To Do It
* strings and data structures
* map, grep, first class functions
* metaprogramming and the CPAN
* modern Object Oriented programming with Moose

And a talk from Martin Owen on Erlang, details to follow

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Added by tshannon on May 16, 2008



Apologies for not getting any details of the Erlang talk but I only put it together today! If we're only starting at 7:30 it might be better to just let Hakim talk, otherwise there'll be no time for general chat!

Anyway the title is "Why Functional Programming? - An Attempt to Justify Erlang's Existence." Following on from Chris Alcock's F# talk at the .NET group the other day I'll try to get across how a functional programming language like Erlang can help write concurrent programs, and why concurrency is becoming so important.


I've posted the slides for the Perl talk to


The talk is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales license.
Comments and questions welcome!