Strange Loop

September 26-28 2018

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Stifel Theatre

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St. Louis, MO

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Typed Clojure: From Optional to Gradual Typing

Optional type systems enable type checking for otherwise untyped languages, but what happens when you need to interact with untyped libraries? In most systems, the user provides an unchecked annotation which the type system assumes correct. An incorrect annotation then compromises all guarantees of the type system.

Gradual typing addresses this by inserting dynamic checks that protect the static invariants of typed code. In this talk we present extensions to Typed Clojure promoting it from an Optional to a Gradual typing system.

Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant

Indiana University Bloomington

Ambrose is a Computer Science PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington, working on gradual typing and Typed Clojure.