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Faith, Evolution, and Programming Languages
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| by Philip Wadler Follow 2 Followers on Aug 06, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 5-19, 2018. Join us!
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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.

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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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