Forgotten Tongues: Innovations in Early Computer Language
Feb 13, 2008
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||2C07 (Math/CS Department Conference Room)|
|Contact Name||Lewis Lasser|
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A survey of programming languages introduced over the last 50 years will be presented. Particular emphasis will be given to those with innovative
features that enable them to solve certain types of problems elegantly. A
comparison with natural languages will be made at the conclusion.
Individuals with little or no background in programming will see how
software engineers write code. Those comfortable with coding will likely
see at least one new way to think about what it means to write code.
This will be a self-contained talk. No prior knowledge or background in
programming a computer is required.