IF at POPL 2012

Those of you who’ve been following Zarf’s thoughts on rule-based programming for IF might be excited to hear that there will be a presentation on rule-based IF at the “Off the Beaten Track” workshop colocated with the Principles of Programming Languages symposium in January. The presenters include Will Byrd, whom you may recall from the Junkyard Wars conversation, and my own housemate Chris (which is why I have the scoop).

You can read the brief submitted paper here: cs.cmu.edu/~cmartens/if.pdf

That is exciting!

I’ll have to see if I can get down there.

I’m not much of a conference-goer, but I live in Philly. If anyone decides to come, I’d love to meet you for lunch - please send me a PM!

Looking at the conference page, it looks like it’s possible to register just for the OBT workshop? I might be able to afford $80…

I should point out that the IF presentation is probably only 1/2 hour long, so it might not be worth the travel time and registration fees just for that. On the other hand, some of the other talks look neat, too, if that’s your thing.

So… anybody going?