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Roy - fp-syd

Brian McKenna2012-02-19

This week I presented at fp-syd. I've put the slides online. I talked about why JavaScript needs to be improved for functional programming:

What options existed before I started Roy:

Why those options were suboptimal:

What I'm trying to achieve:

And what Roy currently is:

I got a lot of positive feedback which was motivating. I also heard some more news on using type inference in JavaScript engines for performance. It'd be great if we could figure out a way to use Roy's type information within those engines.

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