Sun 4 Nov 2018 16:25 - 16:30 at Beacon Hill - Implementers’ Campfire

I will demo and discuss two little blocks language affordances that have been working nicely in GP:

  1. Variadic blocks that can be extended to take additional inputs, including a variadic if that can be expanded to handle as many else if cases as desired.
  2. Slots that guess the type of an input value (number or string) but can be manually overridden. This mechansm does what the user wants 99% of the time and for the rare exceptional case (e.g. when they want to treat 123 as a string, not an integer) there’s a way for them to tell the system their intention.

Sun 4 Nov

blocks+-2018-papers
16:15 - 17:00: BLOCKS+ - Implementers’ Campfire at Beacon Hill
blocks+-2018-papers16:15 - 16:20
Talk
Jens MönigSAP SE, Brian HarveyUniversity of California, Berkeley, Jadga HügleSAP SE
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers16:20 - 16:25
Talk
Hyeonsu KangMIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, David WuMIT, Daniel WendelMIT Scheller Teacher Education Program
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers16:25 - 16:30
Talk
blocks+-2018-papers16:30 - 16:35
Talk
Evan W PattonMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Danny TangMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers16:35 - 16:40
Talk
blocks+-2018-papers16:40 - 17:00
Other