[Pdx-pm] May Meeting Tonight

Josh Heumann perl-pm at joshheumann.com
Wed May 11 09:03:13 PDT 2005

May Meeting
Wednesday May 11th, 2005 6:30pm at Free Geek, 1741 SE 10th Ave

Ovid, talking about Prolog

The "holy grail" of computing, for many, is simply telling the computer
what you want and have it figure out how to do it. Prolog is a step in
this direction.

And are you proud of your refactoring in Perl? Do you worship DRY? (Don't
repeat yourself?) Have you ever cringed when you had to reverse map a hash
to lookup something by value? This and other "forced duplication" hacks
are often unecessary in Prolog. By the time the talk is done, programmers
will understand why Prolog is code reuse on steroids.

And despite all of that, it's probably one of the easiest languages to
learn (though it can be rather hard to master.)

Afterwards, as always, beer at the Lucky Lab!

We'll also be talking about shirts at the meeting, and probably voting on
which design we want on our shirt.  Options are on the kwiki:

If you have a design you want to get into the running, send it to me
before the meeting.


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