[announce] May 5 NYC*BUG: bcallah on Polyglot *BSD
announce at lists.nycbug.org
Mon May 3 12:58:09 EDT 2021
Polyglot *BSD, Dr. Brian Callahan
2021-05-05 @ 18:45 EDT - on Zoom
When you install a *BSD, you are given all the tools needed to rebuild
the entire base system out of the box. This also means you have the
tools to create more software without any external packages. This helps
make the BSDs a prime development platform.
Despite this, there are many other programming languages out there, some
of which are even used in production! Having access to those languages
provides a double benefit: 1) it opens up the richness of programming
language research and implementation to all interested *BSD users; and,
2) it opens up the BSDs to aficionados of these languages.
Come follow one man's never-ending quest to port every known compiler to
OpenBSD. We will explore some languages you know, some you don't, and
discover the tricks necessary to bring up compiler system support to new
platforms. We will learn how to be a good member of the language
community, how to represent well your *BSD to a language community, and
how you can even accidentally end up with your name buried in the GCC
For Zoom meeting details, email to rsvp AT lists.nycbug.org by noon EDT
on the day of the meeting, and details will be sent on the day of the
meeting. Q&A will be via IRC on Freenode, channel #nycbug.
Brian sometimes speaks at NYC*BUG. You've probably heard him talk about
OpenBSD ports before. He has been a developer for OpenBSD since 2013,
primarily focusing on ports.
Brian is a Lecturer in the IT & Web Science program at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he sometimes gets to teach with
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