Strange Loop

Next: September 12-14 2019

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Stifel Theatre

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St. Louis, MO

Pixie - A Lightweight Lisp with 'Magical' Powers

This will be an overview of the Pixie programming language. We will start with a few words about the niche that Pixie is trying to fill and then move on to the main features of the language, including: excellent C interop, immutable data structures, lightning-fast startup times, "good-enough" execution performance, and async-by-default io. We will also touch briefly on the technology (RPython) that has enabled Pixie to grow from nothing to a usable language in less than a year, and yet still support the major *nix OSes as well as run on x86 and ARM.

Timothy Baldridge

Cognitect

Timothy is a developer with Cognitect Inc. He hails from the mountain regions of Denver Colorado (USA). Timothy is a polyglot programmer with experience in Clojure, C#, Python, and Erlang. He's the author of the Pixie Language and Clojure's core.async 'go' macro.