# Instructions for authors

A new style file has been prepared by ACM SIGPLAN working with Paul C. Anagnostopoulos, Windfall Software, Philip Wadler, for the ACM SIGPLAN Executive Committee, and an advisory board consisting of Andrew Appel, Olivier Danvy, Benjamin Pierce, Simon Peyton Jones, and Michael Sperber. We are asking you to beta test use of this file, so please report any problems you find.

FOOL papers are only published on an informal basis, to encourage resubmitting improved papers to other venues. Please aim to use about 15 pages. Camera ready copy is due Wednesday 15 December 2004.

Here is the new style file:

A new author's guide is in preparation. Here are the instructions for the old style file. Here are some updates to the above instructions.
The following class options are supported:

9pt - Set in 9-point type (default)
10pt - Set in 10-point type
11pt - Set in 11-point type
blockstyle - Block paragraphs with space between
indentedstyle - Indented paragraph with no space (default)
numberedpars - The \paragraph command produces numbered level-4 heads
preprint - Include running feet
times - Use Times Roman instead of Computer Modern

For FOOL, please use '10pt' and 'times'.

\documentstyle[10pt,times]{acm-sigplan}

All commands are similar to the old style file except \author
is replaced by \authorinfo, which has the following syntax:

\authorinfo{name}{affiliation}{email/URL}

Use as many \authorinfo commands as you need. If you want two or more
authors to share an affiliation:

\authorinfo{name1\and name2...}{affiliation}{emails/URLs}

You can use both \and and \\ in the first argument to \authorinfo, to
format the multiple authors the way you like.

The \numberofauthors and \addauthorsection commands are gone. All
authors appear at the top of the paper.

The following commands describe when and where your paper appears.

\conferenceinfo{FOOL 2005}{15 January 2005, Long Beach, California}