Little Language Design Workshop
A programming language and its tools shape the way we solve a given problem. Things trivially easy in one language can be a thicket of awful in another. Some languages need lots of boiler plate, some do not.
Growing a language: adding, removing and changing features is often difficult. The problems require not just computer science, but also aesthetics and taste.
My current side-project is a small mathematical programming language, called Turo.
It is an interesting project, and it is now time to add new language features.
When adding language features, there is a fun bit where we get to make up the language to write and think in.
The aim of this workshop is to give you a sense of this fun. Non-confrontational audience participation is expected.