Mon 26 Oct 2015 14:10 - 14:20 at Grand Station 5 - Programming Languages Papers Chair(s): Joshua Sunshine

Many programming languages provide features that express restrictions on which data structures can be changed. For example, C++ includes const and Java includes final. Languages that are in widespread use typically provide intransitive immutability: when a reference is specified to be immutable or read-only, the object referenced can still reference mutable structures. However, some languages, particularly research languages, provide transitive immutability, in which immutable objects can only reference other immutable objects (with some exceptions). We are designing a lab study of programmers to elucidate the differences in programmer effectiveness between these two approaches.

Comparing Transitive to Intransitive Object Immutability (plateau2015-coblenz.pdf)85KiB

Mon 26 Oct
Times are displayed in time zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada) change

13:30 - 15:00: Programming Languages PapersPLATEAU at Grand Station 5
Chair(s): Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University
13:30 - 13:50
Talk
A user study for comparing the programming efficiency of modifying executable multimodal interaction descriptions. A domain-specific language versus equivalent event-callback code
PLATEAU
Fredy CuencaHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Jan Van den BerghHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Kris LuytenHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Karin ConinxHasselt University - tUL - iMinds
File Attached
13:50 - 14:10
Talk
A Study on the Most Popular Questions About Concurrent Programming
PLATEAU
Gustavo PintoUFPE, Weslley TorresFederal University of Pernambuco, Fernando CastorUFPE
File Attached
14:10 - 14:20
Talk
Comparing Transitive to Intransitive Object Immutability
PLATEAU
Michael CoblenzCarnegie Mellon University, Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University, Brad A. MyersCarnegie Mellon University, Sam WeberSoftware Engineering Institute, Forrest ShullSoftware Engineering Institute
File Attached
14:20 - 14:33
Talk
Is Functional Programming Better for Modularity?
PLATEAU
Ismael FigueroaPontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, Romain RobbesUniversity of Chile
File Attached
14:33 - 14:46
Talk
Operators and precedence in programming languages
PLATEAU
Najwani RazaliVictoria University of Wellington, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Stuart MarshallVictoria University of Wellington
File Attached
14:46 - 14:59
Talk
Some Usability Hypotheses for Verification
PLATEAU
David J. PearceVictoria University of Wellington
File Attached