29/04/2014: Talk by Silvia Crafa (Università di Padova)

Title: The evolutionary ecology of programming languages
Time: 14:00
Location: Meeting room, building Zeta
Type: Research result
Speaker: Silvia Crafa
Abstract: Taking advantage from the theoretical understanding of biological evolution, I will review the history of popular programming languages from an evolutionary perspective, focusing on the quest for good programming abstractions. In particular, I will discuss the different abstraction levels involved in present-day concurrent and distributed programming, commenting on the role of the theoretical approach. The general aim is pointing out a number of remarks in order to grasp a unifying, but not simplistic, view of programming languages development.