[gull] Presentation par Damian Conway: "On the Shoulders of Giants: 400 Years of Raku", Jeudi 12 mars (matin)

Frédéric Schütz schutz at mathgen.ch
Wed Mar 4 17:04:36 CET 2020

Bonjour à tous,

la semaine prochaine, Damian Conway sera de nouveau à Lausanne pour une
série de cours. Cette année, pas de présentation le soir dans le cadre
du GULL (la semaine est un peu trop chargée...).

Par contre, le matin du jeudi 12 mars, il donnera une présentation de 2h
sur le langage Raku (ex Perl 6). Comme d'habitude, ce sera sûrement
intéressant pour beaucoup de monde... et sans aucun doute amusant
également !

La présentation aura lieu à l'amphithéâtre du bâtiment Biophore, sur le
campus de l'Université de Lausanne, entre 9h30 et 11h30.
(cf carte à

Titre: On the Shoulders of Giants: 400 Years of Raku

Raku is a new and astonishingly powerful dynamic multiparadigm
programming language. Though it was only officially released in 2015, it
has actually been in development for well over four centuries.

In this presentation, Dr Damian Conway (one of the core designers of
Raku) will demonstrate some of the language’s most useful, convenient,
efficient, and just-plain-scary new features, by tracing the entire
history of modern computing: from the heroine of Regency Era number
theory, to the boffin whose crazy theory won the war, to the champions
of free-love non-determinism in the psychedelic ’60s, to the sub rosa
inventor of modern encryption, to the enigmatic rōshis of declarative
quantum computation.

Along the way, we’ll explore the world’s least-obvious sequence; the
world’s first sorting algorithm; the world’s worst sorting algorithm;
the art and science of just guessing; how to write Lisp in any language;
the joy of subscripts; feline drug abuse; the world’s worst sorting
algorithm...optimized; the perils of high precision; the advantages of
anonymity; Leonardo’s reward; Monte Carlo, Monty Hall, and Monty Python;
and how to pack your bags more efficiently by destroying the entire
universe (and possibly several others we passed along the way).

A bientôt,


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