[Announce-nycbug] NYSA announcement

G. Rosamond george at sddi.net
Wed Jun 9 15:22:12 EDT 2004

If you haven't already, please RSVP by 4pm today if you plan to attend.

Original announcement:

We are pleased to announce that NYSA will be presenting a talk on Perl
6 and Parrot on June 9th. We intend to have this be the start of a new
discussion series at NYSA and look forward to seeing you there. PLEASE
remember to RSVP, details below.

MEETING DETAILS from http://www.nysa.org/meetings.html


Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 
6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Announcements 
6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - Main Presentation 
7:45 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Floor 


Josh Rabinowitz is a 13-year veteran of the software industry who
cut his teeth at NASA Ames Research Center and at CNET.com and other
web companies. He currently is an independent internet consultant
and software developer in New York City, and the publisher of
SkateboardDirectory.com, which aims to be your guide to skateboard sites
on the Internet.


Perl 6 and Parrot 

Perl 6 is more than an incremental upgrade to the Perl 5. It's "the
community's rewrite of perl", and seeks to add deep features and
language changes while retaining backward compatibility with the huge
code base of current perl software. While Perl 6 as a language is still
in the design phase, many decisions are being made, and development is
underway on Parrot, an underlying "virtual machine designed to execute
bytecode for interpreted languages efficiently" that is intended to act
as a platform for Perl 6, as well versions of Scheme, BASIC, Befunge,
and other languages.

In this talk Josh will cover why the world needs Perl 6, the
over-arching Perl 6 design philosophies, some Perl 6 language features
that are in discussion and how they differ from Perl 5, and new features
that have no Perl 5 analog. Josh will also discuss Parrot's design,
which is driven by three principles: speed, abstraction, and stability,
and provide an overview of the current status of Perl 6 and Parrot.


Sun Microsystems Inc 
Forth floor, Room 4140, "Grammercy Park" 
101 Park Ave 
New York, NY 10178-0001 

Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to rsvp at nysa.org with a subject line
of "AUTO RSVP NYSA firstname lastname". The RSVP list will be given to
building security. If you do not RSVP, you will not be able to attend
this event. Please RSVP now if you plan to attend.


Sun Microsystems, is one block south of Grand Central, on the corner of
Park Ave and 41st St.

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