[erlang-questions] 22 May 2008: Robert Virding on Lisp Flavoured Erlang, (Stockholm User Group Talk)

Francesco Cesarini <>
Mon May 12 11:46:41 CEST 2008

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The second meeting of the Stockholm Erlang User Group will be hosted by 
Stockholm University on Thursday the 22nd of May starting at 18.30 
(Doors open at 18.00). Robert Virding, one of the original inventors of 
Erlang will present his latest open source project  Lisp Flavored Erlang 
(http://forum.trapexit.org/viewtopic.php?p=43887#43887). If you are 
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find a larger room (As happened last time). You can register on the 
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*Abstract:*In this talk we will describe and demonstrate Lisp Flavored 
Erlang (LFE). LFE allows you to write Erlang code in a lisp syntax and 
combines the versatility and extensibility of lisp with the COP power of 
Erlang. LFE is completely integrated with Erlang/OTP and code written in 
LFE can freely be used together with modules written in vanilla Erlang 
and applications in Erlang/OTP. LFE is also much easier to use than 
vanilla Erlang when generating code. We will describe the system, its 
tools and its implementation, and also demonstrate some of its features 
and using its programming environment.

* Biography:*Robert Virding is one of the original developers of Erlang 
at the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. While there he also did work on 
garbage collection and the implementation of high-level languages. He 
left Ericsson to found Bluetail, the first Erlang startup acquired by 
Nortel in 2000. He now works for the Swedish Defense Material 
Administration (FMV) where he is not able to use Erlang. He does, 
however, still program Erlang in his spare time and take part in the 
Erlang community.

See you there!

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