Recently, I got the chance to spend a few days at the Emerging Languages Camp at OSCON 2010
in Portland, Oregon. It was great to learn about so many new (and not-so-new) approaches
to programming language design. The event was set up to ensure the maximum number of sessions in an 8-hour chunk of time, and you will soon be able to watch all the sessions on the Emerging Langs website (perhaps in a few weeks, so keep on checking!).
I caught up with a few folks after each long day of sessions, and over the coming days I'll be posting those conversations here. First up is one of my favorite language designers and personalities,
. Gilad has no problem expressing his opinions and this is a great trait. He's also a great language designer and his Newspeak
is steadily maturing. In this conversation, we discuss a whole range of topics, from what's new in Newspeak to what's wrong with the web (from a languages and tools point of view). As always, this conversation
(C9 Classic, as it were...). We sat down, turned the camera on, and this is the rabbit hole we jumped down. It's always great to chat with Gilad.