About the Talk
March 30, 2012 12:10 PM
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel 609 Sutter Street San FranciscoMarines’ Memorial Club & Hotel 609 Sutter Street San Francisco
When creating a new language, either a DSL (Domain Specific Language) or a more general purpose one, it can be a great help to build on top of an existing language or VM. This can give you "for free" many of the properties and existing libraries of that system. However, it can also limit you to the properties of the base system thereby restricting your language. This talk will describe building languages on the Erlang VM and how the features of Erlang affect the properties of these languages. It will also look at some of the tools available for Erlang for implementing new languages.
Talk objectives: Describe some of the features/limitations of Erlang which can affect languages built on top of it. Describe some of the tools available to language designers/implementers in Erlang. Discuss various ways of implementing language features in Erlang.
Target audience: Erlang programmers who wish to implement other languages on top of the Erlang VM.