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Damian Conway and "Quantum Superpositions" in Chicago

posted by pudge on 2000.09.08 9:24   Printer-friendly
Tim Maher, SPUG Leader writes, "Dr. Damian Conway, celebrated Perl Guru and author of Object Oriented Perl, will be in Chicago in early October, continuing his Perlish rampage across America that began last spring, giving a free talk, Quantum Superpositions and the First Virtue, to the Chicago Perl Mongers on October 8th, from 3-5pm, in the CitiBank Tower. Yes, this is the stupefyingly comical yet technically inspirational talk made famous at this summer's YAPC and TPC 4.0 conferences. You can read attendee comments on the SPUG (Seattle Perl Users Group) presentation of this talk.

Send email to Steven Lembark (lembark@wrkhors.com) of the Chicago Perl Mongers for more details on the October 8th event."

Quantum Superpositions and the First Virtue
Dr. Damian Conway, Monash University, Australia

Abstract

Take two quantized disjunctive/conjunctive equiprobable scalar datastructures, add a dash of multidimensional polymorphism, a handful of redefined operators, and a pinch of breadth-first optree evaluation. Simmer gently in the Principle of Least Effort. Decant into a grandiosely named module. Now serve vector operations (prime generation, list membership, list extrema, etc.) without loops or recursion.


(Tim Maher asked me if it's meant to be a parody lecture. I know it looks that way, but actually it's just like my Coy paper at last year's TPC: serious science and useful Perl techniques smuggled into unsuspecting brains hidden behind a dazzlingly stupid idea - Damian)

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