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High Integrity Language Technology
ACM SIGAda’s Annual International Conference

Programming the Turing Machine

Tuesday, December 4, 9:00-10:30am

Barbara Liskov

Abstract

Turing provided the basis for modern computer science. However there is a huge gap between a Turing machine and the kinds of applications we use today. This gap is bridged by software, and designing and implementing large programs is a difficult task. The main way we have of keeping the complexity of software under control is to make use of abstraction and modularity. This talk will discuss how abstraction and modularity are used in the design of large programs, and how these concepts are supported in modern programming languages. It will also discuss what support is needed going forward.


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