Alex Goldman wrote: > (I'm sure I've just offended a bunch of people, > but hey, there's a 50% chance they've already been > offended by my earlier comments about their fathood > anyway)
I'm not offended. You'll have to try harder.
My interests are fairly academic and language-oriented, and I attended less than half of the presentations, but here were some of the speakers and talks I thought were especially worthwhile:
John Allen. History, Mystery, and Ballast. Jerry Boetje. Unicode 4.0 in Common Lisp. Paul Dietz. The GNU ANSI Common Lisp Test Suite. Bert Halstead. Curl: A Content Language for the Web. James McDonald. Correctness-by-Construction is in your future. J Strother Moore. A Mechanized Program Verifier. Per Bothner. Mixing Lisps in Kawa. Patrick Dussud. Re-inventing Lisp for Ubiquity. Henry Baker. The Legacy Of Lisp.
Moore's presentation was outstanding. Baker didn't have time to present more than a fraction of the ideas on his slides, which I look forward to studying. It was nice to hear John McCarthy, but the questions and answers were the most interesting part of that session.