Wash. D.C. Area: DCPIGgies, Mar. 13

Chuck Esterbrook echuck at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 28 09:06:10 EST 2000

Can we add to the agenda:

* Changing the name from "piggies" to something more respectable.



Jeremy Hylton wrote:

> Notice to all Washington DC area Python users:
> We will be having our first DCPIGgies (DC Python Interest Group)
> meeting of the year on Monday March 13, 2000 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at
> CNRI in Reston, Va.
> Speaker: Scott Cotton
>             Static Type and Interface Checking for Python
>                General Review and Fundamental Decisions
>                                Abstract
>                               ----------
> This presentation reviews various possible ways of adding static type
> checking to python.  The problem poses two questions:
>     1) What sort of static type checking system would be most
>     appropriate for python?
>     2) By what means may static type checking be made optional?
> A decision tree for each question is presented based on a combination
> of type theory, an understanding of python, and properties that have
> become apparent in the development of a sample type checking system.
> Finally, we discuss some overall approaches that would maximize the
> benefits and/or minimize the drawbacks of adding optional static type
> checking to python.
> Scott will be speaking from 8:00 to 9:00pm.  We will have food and
> introductions starting at 7:30pm.  We may also have some time after
> the talk for Q&A with Guido and Barry on Python and JPython.
> Pizza, salad, and soda will be provided courtesy of Foretec Seminars.
> Please RSVP by email to jeremy at cnri.reston.va.us.  I need to know how
> many people will attend and how many will be eating pizza.
> Directions to CNRI can be found on the Web:
>     http://www.cnri.reston.va.us/directions.html
> Mailing list: There is a mailing list for people interested in
> DCPIGgies meetings; see http://www.python.org/mailman/listinfo/dcpiggies.
> This is a low volume list for announcing meetings, arranging to share
> rides, and other thrilling PIGgy topics.
> See you there!
> Jeremy

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