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  • Show HN: Hacker News but for state of the art research
    5 projects | | 23 May 2024
    I usually look for research papers in well-known conferences. I think you can google the conferences for other fields, but some of them for Programming Languages are SPLASH, ECOOP, PLDI, ICFP. So if you want important new papers, those are the places to look.

    Universities often have “seminar” classes and “reading groups” to discuss influential papers, which sometimes includes older ones as well. The discussions are a bit like what this site is trying to accomplish, albeit in-person. Unfortunately the seminars and reading groups themselves aren’t usually public, but some of their websites are (and some past websites are still up) and they post the list of papers.

    For PL specifically you can find a lot of notable papers in the history of the r/ProgrammingLanguage subreddit, and there are lists you can google such as and I also found for more genera computer science papers.

  • The Top 10 GitHub Repositories Making Waves 🌊📊
    22 projects | | 20 Dec 2023
    Papers We Love (PWL) is a community built around reading, discussing and learning more about academic computer science papers. This repository serves as a directory of some of the best papers the community can find, bringing together documents scattered across the web. You can also visit the Papers We Love site for more info.
  • What led you to use Linux as your daily driver?
    4 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 7 Dec 2023
  • We have used too many levels of abstractions and now the future looks bleak
    6 projects | | 21 Oct 2023
    You might find the paper Out of the Tar Pit interesting if you haven't already read it:

    The ideas and approaches you talk about evoked some of the concepts from that paper for me. It talks a lot about separating accidental complexity and infrastructure so you can focus only on what is essential to define your solutions.

  • Out Of The Tar Pit (2006) [pdf]
    1 project | | 8 Sep 2023
  • John McCarthy’s collection of numerical facts for use in elisp programs
    4 projects | | 7 Sep 2023
    Sure he was expecting a practical language and was designing one. Lisp was from day zero a project to implement a real programming language for a computer.

    Earlier he experimented with IPL and also list processing programming on Fortran. The plan was to implement a Lisp compiler. At first the Lisp code McCarthy was experimenting with, was manually translated to machine code.

    Then came up the idea to use EVAL as a base for an interpreter, which was implemented by manually translating the Lisp code to machine language. Around 1962 then a compiler followed.

  • Python: Just Write SQL
    21 projects | | 14 Aug 2023
    I'm in a 4th camp: we should be writing our applications against a relational data model and _not_ marshaling query results into and out of Objects at all.

    Elaborations on this approach:



  • CS Journals and Magazines?
    1 project | /r/csMajors | 23 Jun 2023
  • Ask HN: Incremental View Maintenance for SQLite?
    2 projects | | 12 Jun 2023
    The short ask: Anyone know of any projects that bring incremental view maintenance to SQLite?

    The why:

    Applications are usually read heavy. It is a sad state of affairs that, for these kinds of apps, we don't put more work on the write path to allow reads to benefit.

    Would the whole No-SQL movement ever even have been a thing if relational databases had great support for materialized views that updated incrementally? I'd like to think not.

    And more context:

    I'm working to push the state of "functional relational programming" [1], [2] further forward. Materialized views with incremental updates are key to this. Bringing them to SQLite so they can be leveraged one the frontend would solve this whole quagmire of "state management libraries." I've been solving the data-sync problem in SQLite ( and this piece is one of the next logical steps.

    If nobody knows of an existing solution, would love to collaborate with someone on creating it.

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  • Good papers for high school students?
    1 project | /r/computerscience | 9 Jun 2023
    Here is a great Repo on GitHub named paers-we-love. You will surely find some great papers there and also some good other resources. Hope this helps.
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