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VL/HCC 2020
Tue 11 - Fri 14 August 2020 Dunedin, New Zealand
Brian Hempel

Registered user since Fri 22 Jan 2016

Name: Brian Hempel

Bio: I’m a Ph.D. student exploring novel programming environments. The main thing I’ve learned so far in my graduate studies is that the languages aren’t the problem, and the programming environments aren’t either (at least not directly): it’s the operating systems that are the problem. Unix and friends are decent abstractions and resource managers over the hardware, but are inadequate for facilitating communication between programs and inadequate for user-defined composition of programs. Unix brainwashed us into thinking that a pile of bytes is the correct medium for IPC. We need something better!

Country: United States

Affiliation: University of Chicago

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Research interests: Programming Languages


VL/HCC 2020Author of Tiny Structure Editors for Low, Low Prices! (Generating GUIs from toString Functions) within the Research Papers-track
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