April 15, 2017
Seven Implementations of Incremental
A talk about the history of Incremental, a library that makes it easier to build efficient on-line algorithms. This is based on the idea of self-adjusting computations, introduced by Umut Acar et al. This talk describes the work required to take these ideas from their form in the academic literature to a useful tool in a practical setting.
Yaron Minsky joined Jane Street back in 2002, and claims the dubious honor of having convinced the firm to start using OCaml. He also spends way too much time teaching his kids how to program.