Some rants about conference names:
PLDI: the only PL conference with "Design" in the title is also the least likely to accept papers about design of PLs,
OOPSLA: a conference originally about objects, but now part of SPLASH because objects are everywhere
ICFP: was once a conference about programming with functions, but now that almost every modern language has first-class functions, its about pure functional programming, or programming without implicit mutable state.
ICSE: does the "E" stand for "Empirical"?
POPL: no, the "O" does not refer to "Objects"
3 years ago