The Macquarie University Programming Languages Reading Group is a collection of faculty, students and researchers in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University who are interested in learning more about programming language design and implementation. Attendees from outside Macquarie are also welcome.
We read papers and articles on programming language topics and discuss them at (mostly) weekly meetings. Topics are chosen according to the interests of the participants. Occasionally, we have seminars from visitors or students presenting their current work or watch videos on programming language topics.
We meet on Fridays from 4-6pm in 9WW357 (formerly E6A357) except when there is a Friday afternoon seminar and social event in the department. For directions to the Macquarie campus, see here.
Announcements about reading group meetings are sent to the whole Department of Computing, but we also maintain a mailing list for regular participants and for participants who are not in the department. The mailing list receives announcements and special mailings not of general interest. Anyone can ask to be subscribed to the list. Alternatively, you can receive announcements by subscribing to the RSS feed of the Latest Space News for the Programming Languages Research Group (PLRG) via the sidebar to the left of this page.
Current Topic: Incremental Parsing
On November 16, Cameron Pappas will present his COMP796 project that developed an implementation of incremental parsing in the Rats! parser generator, based on the paper “Incremental packrat parsing” by Dubroy and Warth from the 2017 Software Language Engineering conference.
Some ideas are here: PL Reading Group Topic List