I spoke again at last year’s LLVM Developers’ Meeting with my coworker John McCall. Our talk, “Skip the FFI: Embedding Clang for C Interoperability”, was about using the Clang compiler, in library form, to augment another language to work with C. This lets you present C declarations as if they were just special declarations in your own language rather than forcing your users to go through an external FFI. This is, of course, relevant to what I currently work on.
The video of the talk is now online, along with slides and of course all the other talks.
At this year’s LLVM Developers’ Meeting, my coworker and I gave a talk called “How to Write a Checker in 24 Hours”, about extending the Clang Static Analyzer with custom “checkers”. The video of the talk is now online, along with all the other talks.
I’m going to Apple.
This is not as exciting for me as it would be for someone else. I actually grew up in Cupertino, and I’ve interned there a few summers ago. I have a lot of respect for Apple’s emphasis on design and quality in their products (there are always exceptions, but the general trend is very good), but I haven’t been dying to work there the way some people might.
What is exciting is what I’ll be doing. As I mentioned a few weeks back, I’ve shifted away from Cocoa development and gotten involved with Clang.