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Little Language Design Workshop on Lanyrd

Presented by James Hugman.  

@ 68 Middle St Brighton, BN1 Map of 68 Middle St
Happy Translator's Day!

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.

Although very little of the code in this workshop will be Javascript, there is also a discussion about a number of Javascript tools to help you build your own little languages.

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Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.