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Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Thu 24 Oct 2019 12:07 - 12:30 at Attica - Language Design Chair(s): Tiark Rompf

The Scala programming language offers two distinctive language features implicit parameters and implicit conversions, often referred together as implicits. Announced without fanfare in 2004, implicits have quickly grown to become a widely and pervasively used feature of the language. They provide a way to reduce the boilerplate code in Scala programs. They are also used to implement certain language features without having to modify the compiler. We report on a large-scale study of the use of implicits in the wild. For this, we analyzed 7,280 Scala projects hosted on GitHub, spanning over 8.1M call sites involving implicits and 370.7K implicit declarations across 18.7M lines of Scala code.

Thu 24 Oct
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11:00 - 12:30: OOPSLA - Language Design at Attica
Chair(s): Tiark RompfPurdue University
splash-2019-oopsla11:00 - 11:22
Vilhelm SjöbergYale University, Yuyang SangYale University, Shu-chun WengYale University, Zhong ShaoYale University
DOI Pre-print
splash-2019-oopsla11:22 - 11:45
Conrad WattUniversity of Cambridge, Andreas RossbergDfinity Stiftung, Jean Pichon-PharabodUniversity of Cambridge
splash-2019-oopsla11:45 - 12:07
Ilya SergeyYale-NUS College and National University of Singapore, Vaivaswatha NagarajZilliqa Research, Jacob JohannsenZilliqa Research, Amrit KumarZilliqa Research, Anton TrunovZilliqa Research, Ken ChanZilliqa Research
DOI Pre-print File Attached
splash-2019-oopsla12:07 - 12:30
Filip KrikavaCzech Technical University, Heather MillerCarnegie Mellon University, Jan VitekNortheastern University
DOI Pre-print