Hi everyone, I’m Dave. I’m an independent educator, book author, and researcher based in Chicago. My early background was in computational physics, but I caught the bug of compilers, programming languages, and other matters back in the 1990s when I created the Swig compiler for interfacing C/C++ code with scripting languages. I’m probably most known in the Python world where I maintain two separate LALR(1) parsing libraries (PLY and SLY).
Although I’m most associated with Python, I’m currently interested in a lot of topics related to functional programming, LLVM, WebAssembly, and other related things. If anything, I’ve been feeling inclined to create my own programming language although time is often scarce so that might just be a fanciful day-dream. In any event, curious to see what develops here.