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Exploring Dynamism
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by on Jan 22, 2010 |
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Summary
In this presentation from the JVM Language Summit 2009, Allison Randal discusses what it means for a language to be dynamic, the spectrum between static and dynamic languages, dynamic typing, dynamic dispatch, introspection, dynamic compilation, dynamic loading, and a summary of the main differences between static and dynamic.

Bio

Allison Randal is a linguist, software developer and author. She is the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, and the Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. She is co-author of Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials and the Synopses of Perl 6. She is employed by O'Reilly Media.

The 2009 JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. The talks inform the audience, in detail, about the state of the art of language design and implementation on the JVM, and the present and future capabilities of the JVM itself.

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