Evaluating the Usability of Programming Languages

From Lambda the Ultimate to Phil Wadler’s blog to a link that was working yesterday, but is 404’ing this morning: a workshop on evaluation and usability of programming languages and tools, to be held at OOPSLA in late October. Scope includes:

  • empirical studies of programming languages
  • methodologies and philosophies behind language and tool evaluation
  • software design metrics and their relations to the underlying language
  • user studies of language features and software engineering tools
  • visual techniques for understanding programming languages
  • critical comparisons of programming paradigms, such as object-oriented vs. functional
  • tools to support evaluating programming languages

Long overdue, and very welcome.