Brian C. Smith

Brian Cantwell Smith, a person who founded of a lot of work in reflective languages with his POPL'84 paper "Reflection and Semantics in LISP" consequential to his PhD works.

He has moved away from Computer Science to Philosophy. I (Fare) couldn't quite manage to read his book "On the Origin of Objects". It demands that one be in the right mood/mindshape/whatever, and I decided that I couldn't invest the necessary time.

About him: a short biography, horizon day.

B. C. Smith.
Reflection and Semantics in a Procedural Language.
PhD thesis, M.I.T, 1982.
Tech. Report MIT-LCS-TR-272 (available on-line in PDF format. Warning: it is a scanned copy around 61 MB).

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