Spending the time on coming up with a nice poster eventually paid off.
And here is the winner of this year’s MoVES poster award:
The third and last part of the summer school started with Ondrej Lhotak talking about pointer analysis. David Bacon presented a basic introduction to garbage collection and detailed description of the real-time Metronome GC. The last lecturer for this summer school was Patrick Cousot, who gave a very basic and thus understandable introduction to abstract interpretation.
Along the way to measure the performance of a Smalltalk implementation for commodity multi-core systems, I tried to use Pharo as a more convenient development platform. Well, and I failed in the first attempt…
PHP 5.3 is already released for a while and starts to settle in.
The second part of the summer school was a bit more applied and more in the direction of my own interests. Chandra Krintz talked about managed runtime environments. Yannis Smaragdakis introduced multi-threaded programming and transactional memory. Sumit Gulwani as the third lecturer taught us symbolic bounds computation.
Finally, I managed to complete the changes for the traits patch. Since, PHP 5.3 already entered the release cycle and it is not sure whether there will be a PHP 5.4 with new language features, the new patch is written for the PHP6 codebase.