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Implicits Revisited - Martin Odersky

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Martin Odersky. Arguably one of the biggest names in specialist programming languages, or even the tech community. The creator of Scala. Read his talk on Implicits given at Lambda World. As I'm sure you are all aware Scala Implicits allow you to omit calling methods or referencing variables directly, Martin discusses how Scala's Implicits have evolved over time and in a way he reflects on the process.

I’ll talk about the history of Scala’s implicits: how they evolved, some mistakes we could have avoided in hindsight, as well as aspects I believe we got right. I then present the revised implicit design of Scala 3 and explain how it addresses the problems mentioned earlier.

This talk was given by Martin Odersky at Lambda World.