Thursday, 11 June 2009

Last Night's Dynamic Languages Meeting

Yesterday evening, a group of us gathered to talk about dynamic languages, at the British Computer Society in London. The format of the evening was lightning talks - ie 5 minutes per talk - on any subject connected with dynamic languages.

There were a lot of great talks given - from using Ruby for systems programming to improving the test coverage of PHP.

I spoke about the JVM / MLVM as a platform for dynamic languages - my slides are here.

It was really great to meet a lot of people from different parts of the dynamic languages world - especially Rob and Zoe from IBM's sMash / Zero implementation of PHP.

Many thanks to the BCS for hosting, Leon from for organising it and Billy for being the liason with the BCS. Hopefully there'll be another similar event soon.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Status Update

It's been a while since last update, largely being driven by my not having many cycles.

The grammar rewrite for p5vm is coming on well, but is still being debugged.

If there's anyone reading who is very good with SableCC (or shift-reduce parsers in general) and could spare a few hours helping us debug the new grammar, please get in touch.

I'm giving a lightning talk at the British Computer Society tonight about some of the work being done to put dynamic languages on the JVM - slides will appear here tomorrow.