[Pdx-pm] May Meeting Tonight

Ovid publiustemp-pdxpm at yahoo.com
Wed May 11 10:06:19 PDT 2005

And for anyone who wants a jump start, you can read

That's a *one-page* introduction to Prolog.  Prolog is so easy to learn
that one page can cover quite a bit of the language.  Naturally, that
one page covers a lot more than I do in the talk as I'll also be
talking about using this from Perl.

--- Josh Heumann <perl-pm at joshheumann.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://pdx.pm.org/kwiki/index.cgi?shirts2005
> If you have a design you want to get into the running, send it to me
> before the meeting.
> Josh
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