Mark Priestley

New Problems, New Paradigms

Writer, historian, amateur Rubyist

New Problems, New Paradigms

Why are new programming languages developed? When do new languages give rise to new programming paradigms? This talk will explore these questions by looking at the early history of Lisp, the first "alternative" language.

Talk objectives:

To open up a historical perspective on programming languages and practices.

Target audience:

Anyone interested in the stories that lie behind familiar programming languages and techniques.