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Faith, Evolution, and Programming Languages
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by Philip Wadler on Aug 06, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 2-6, Join us!
01:11:10

Summary
Philip Wadler discusses second-order quantification, from its inception in the symbolic logic of Frege through to the generic features introduced in Java 5, touching on aspects of faith and evolution.

Bio

Philip Wadler is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, past holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Fellowship, and currently serves as Chair of ACM SIGPLAN. He is a winner of the POPL Most Influential Paper Award and contributed to the designs of Haskell, Java, and XQuery.

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