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Allen Wirfs-Brock, Brendan Eich
To appear: Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages, June 2020
5th Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (AsianPLoP). AsianPLoP’2016, February 24-26
Abstract. A technical design team is a group that is chartered to collectively work to develop solutions to a set of related technical problems. A standards committee is a group is that chartered to produce the normative specification for some technology. A programming language standards committee is a standards committee that is also a technical design team and whose charter is both to develop technical enhancements to a programming language and to produce a normative specification for the extended language. Design teams and standards committees are social organizations and each has its own challenges for members who want to be effective participants. These challenges combine in programming language standards committees.
This paper presents the first steps towards defining a pattern language that provides guidance on how an individual can be an effective and productive participant on a programming language standards committee.
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- 1989 Variables Limit Resuability Allen Wirfs-Brock, Brian Wilkerson. Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, Volume 2, Issue 1, May/June 1989