Concepts in Programming Languages

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Author: John C. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521780988

Category: Computers

Page: 529

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A comprehensive undergraduate textbook covering both theory and practical design issues, with an emphasis on object-oriented languages.

Concepts in Programming Languages

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Author: John C. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139433482

Category: Computers

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For undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this textbook explains and examines the central concepts used in modern programming languages, such as functions, types, memory management, and control. The book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and comparison of major object-oriented programming languages. Separate chapters examine the history of objects, Simula and Smalltalk, and the prominent languages C++ and Java. The author presents foundational topics, such as lambda calculus and denotational semantics, in an easy-to-read, informal style, focusing on the main insights provided by these theories. Advanced topics include concurrency, concurrent object-oriented programming, program components, and inter-language interoperability. A chapter on logic programming illustrates the importance of specialized programming methods for certain kinds of problems. This book will give the reader a better understanding of the issues and tradeoffs that arise in programming language design, and a better appreciation of the advantages and pitfalls of the programming languages they use.

Design Concepts in Programming Languages

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Author: Franklyn Turbak,David K. Gifford,Mark A. Sheldon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262201755

Category: Computers

Page: 1322

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1. Introduction 2. Syntax 3. Operational semantics 4. Denotational semantics 5. Fixed points 6. FL: a functional language 7. Naming 8. State 9. Control 10. Data 11. Simple types 12. Polymorphism and higher-order types 13. Type reconstruction 14. Abstract types 15. Modules 16. Effects describe progran behavior 17. Compilation 18. Garbage collection.

Programming Language Concepts

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Author: Peter Sestoft

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319607898

Category: Computers

Page: 341

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This book uses a functional programming language (F#) as a metalanguage to present all concepts and examples, and thus has an operational flavour, enabling practical experiments and exercises. It includes basic concepts such as abstract syntax, interpretation, stack machines, compilation, type checking, garbage collection, and real machine code. Also included are more advanced topics on polymorphic types, type inference using unification, co- and contravariant types, continuations, and backwards code generation with on-the-fly peephole optimization. This second edition includes two new chapters. One describes compilation and type checking of a full functional language, tying together the previous chapters. The other describes how to compile a C subset to real (x86) hardware, as a smooth extension of the previously presented compilers.The examples present several interpreters and compilers for toy languages, including compilers for a small but usable subset of C, abstract machines, a garbage collector, and ML-style polymorphic type inference. Each chapter has exercises. Programming Language Concepts covers practical construction of lexers and parsers, but not regular expressions, automata and grammars, which are well covered already. It discusses the design and technology of Java and C# to strengthen students’ understanding of these widely used languages.

Programming Concepts in Python

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Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 150357556X

Category: Computers

Page: 202

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Programming Concepts in Python is one in a series of books that introduce the basic concepts of computer programming, using a selected programming language. Other books in the series use languages like C++ and Java, but all focus on concepts and not on any particular language. The presentation of the material is the same in each language, and much of the text is identical. Code samples are specific to the selected language, and some unique language features are unavoidably included, but the presentation is largely language-independent. A unique feature of the book is that it explains how to acquire, install, and use freely available software to edit, compile, and run console programs on just about any system, including Windows and Mac. Its examples use command line compiling, so that the presentation remains focused on programming concepts and avoids becoming a training tool for a specific IDE. The three-part organization of material starts with the basics of sequential processing, then adds branching and looping logic and subprograms, and ends with arrays and objects. It turns a beginner with no programming experience into a programmer, prepared to continue their training in Python or just about any other specific programming language.

Semantics of Programming Languages

Structures and Techniques

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Author: Carl A. Gunter

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262570954

Category: Computers

Page: 441

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Semantics of Programming Languages exposes the basic motivations and philosophy underlying the applications of semantic techniques in computer science. It introduces the mathematical theory of programming languages with an emphasis on higher-order functions and type systems. Designed as a text for upper-level and graduate-level students, the mathematically sophisticated approach will also prove useful to professionals who want an easily referenced description of fundamental results and calculi.Basic connections between computational behavior, denotational semantics, and the equational logic of functional programs are thoroughly and rigorously developed. Topics covered include models of types, operational semantics, category theory, domain theory, fixed point (denotational). semantics, full abstraction and other semantic correspondence criteria, types and evaluation, type checking and inference, parametric polymorphism, and subtyping. All topics are treated clearly and in depth, with complete proofs for the major results and numerous exercises.

Programming Languages and Operational Semantics

A Concise Overview

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Author: Maribel Fernández

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447163680

Category: Computers

Page: 209

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This book provides an introduction to the essential concepts in programming languages, using operational semantics techniques. It presents alternative programming language paradigms and gives an in-depth analysis of the most significant constructs in modern imperative, functional and logic programming languages. The book is designed to accompany lectures on programming language design for undergraduate students. Each chapter includes exercises which provide the opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques presented.

Foundations for Programming Languages

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Author: John C. Mitchell

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262133210

Category: Computers

Page: 846

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"Programming languages embody the pragmatics of designing software systems, and also the mathematical concepts which underlie them. Anyone who wants to know how, for example, object-oriented programming rests upon a firm foundation in logic should read this book. It guides one surefootedly through the rich variety of basic programming concepts developed over the past forty years." -- Robin Milner, Professor of Computer Science, The Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University "Programming languages need not be designed in an intellectual vacuum; John Mitchell's book provides an extensive analysis of the fundamental notions underlying programming constructs. A basic grasp of this material is essential for the understanding, comparative analysis, and design of programming languages." -- Luca Cardelli, Digital Equipment Corporation Written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, "Foundations for Programming Languages" uses a series of typed lambda calculi to study the axiomatic, operational, and denotational semantics of sequential programming languages. Later chapters are devoted to progressively more sophisticated type systems.

Essentials of Programming Languages

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Author: Daniel P. Friedman,Mitchell Wand

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262062798

Category: Computers

Page: 410

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1. Inductive sets of data 2. Data abstraction 3. Expressions 4. State 5. Continuation-passing interpreters 6. Continuation-passing style 7. Types 8. Modules 9. Objects and classes.

Concurrent Objects and Beyond

Papers dedicated to Akinori Yonezawa on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday

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Author: Gul Agha,Atsushi Igarashi,Naoki Kobayashi,Hidehiko Masuhara,Satoshi Matsuoka,Etsuya Shibayama,Kenjiro Taura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662444712

Category: Computers

Page: 447

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This Festschrift volume includes a collection of papers written in honor of the accomplishments of Professor Yonezawa on the occasion of his 65th birthday in 2012. With a few exceptions, the papers in this Festschrift were presented at an international symposium celebrating this occasion. Also included are reprints of two of Professor Yonezawa's most influential papers on the programming language ABCL. The volume is a testament strong and lasting impact Professor Yonezawa's research accomplishments as well as the inspiration he has been to colleagues and students alike.

Practical Foundations for Programming Languages

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Author: Robert Harper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316654338

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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This text develops a comprehensive theory of programming languages based on type systems and structural operational semantics. Language concepts are precisely defined by their static and dynamic semantics, presenting the essential tools both intuitively and rigorously while relying on only elementary mathematics. These tools are used to analyze and prove properties of languages and provide the framework for combining and comparing language features. The broad range of concepts includes fundamental data types such as sums and products, polymorphic and abstract types, dynamic typing, dynamic dispatch, subtyping and refinement types, symbols and dynamic classification, parallelism and cost semantics, and concurrency and distribution. The methods are directly applicable to language implementation, to the development of logics for reasoning about programs, and to the formal verification language properties such as type safety. This thoroughly revised second edition includes exercises at the end of nearly every chapter and a new chapter on type refinements.

Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming

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Author: Peter Van-Roy,Seif Haridi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262220699

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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Running the Example Programs - Introduction to Programming Concepts - General computation models : Declarative Computation Model - Declarative Programming Techniques - Declarative Concurrency - Message-Passing Concurrency - Explicit State - Object-Oriented Programming - Shared-State Concurrency - Relational Programming - Specialized computation models : Graphical User Interface Programming - Distributed Programming - Constraint Programming - Semantics : Language Semantics.

Concepts of Object-oriented Programming

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Author: David N. Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 187

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There are many books on object-oriented programming for the professional programmer or designer who wants an in-depth knowledge. This is the first book for people that simply want to know what it is all about. It opens with a description of the differences between the procedural and object-oriented programming approaches. Then presents the basic concepts of object-oriented programming.

Introduction to Programming Languages

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Author: Arvind Kumar Bansal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466565144

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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In programming courses, using the different syntax of multiple languages, such as C++, Java, PHP, and Python, for the same abstraction often confuses students new to computer science. Introduction to Programming Languages separates programming language concepts from the restraints of multiple language syntax by discussing the concepts at an abstract level. Designed for a one-semester undergraduate course, this classroom-tested book teaches the principles of programming language design and implementation. It presents: Common features of programming languages at an abstract level rather than a comparative level The implementation model and behavior of programming paradigms at abstract levels so that students understand the power and limitations of programming paradigms Language constructs at a paradigm level A holistic view of programming language design and behavior To make the book self-contained, the author introduces the necessary concepts of data structures and discrete structures from the perspective of programming language theory. The text covers classical topics, such as syntax and semantics, imperative programming, program structures, information exchange between subprograms, object-oriented programming, logic programming, and functional programming. It also explores newer topics, including dependency analysis, communicating sequential processes, concurrent programming constructs, web and multimedia programming, event-based programming, agent-based programming, synchronous languages, high-productivity programming on massive parallel computers, models for mobile computing, and much more. Along with problems and further reading in each chapter, the book includes in-depth examples and case studies using various languages that help students understand syntax in practical contexts.

Programming Languages for MIS

Concepts and Practice

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Author: Hai Wang,Shouhong Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482222671

Category: Computers

Page: 317

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Programming Languages for MIS: Concepts and Practice supplies a synopsis of the major computer programming languages, including C++, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, VB.NET, C#.NET, ASP.NET, PHP (with MySQL), XML (with XSLT, DTD, and XML Schema), and SQL. Ideal for undergraduate students in IS and IT programs, this textbook and its previous versions have been used in the authors’ classes for the past 15 years. Focused on web application development, the book considers client-side computing, server-side computing, and database applications. It emphasizes programming techniques, including structured programming, object-oriented programming, client-side programming, server-side programming, and graphical user interface. Introduces the basics of computer languages along with the key characteristics of all procedural computer languages Covers C++ and the fundamental concepts of the two programming paradigms: function-oriented and object-oriented Considers HTML, JavaScript, and CSS for web page development Presents VB.NET for graphical user interface development Introduces PHP, a popular open source programming language, and explains the use of the MySQL database in PHP Discusses XML and its companion languages, including XSTL, DTD, and XML Schema With this book, students learn the concepts shared by all computer languages as well as the unique features of each language. This self-contained text includes exercise questions, project requirements, report formats, and operational manuals of programming environments. A test bank and answers to exercise questions are also available upon qualified course adoption. This book supplies professors with the opportunity to structure a course consisting of two distinct modules: the teaching module and the project module. The teaching module supplies an overview of representative computer languages. The project module provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the various computer languages through projects.

Principles of Programming Languages

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Author: Gilles Dowek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848820326

Category: Computers

Page: 159

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We’ve known about algorithms for millennia, but we’ve only been writing c- puter programs for a few decades. A big di?erence between the Euclidean or Eratosthenes age and ours is that since the middle of the twentieth century, we express the algorithms we conceive using formal languages: programming languages. Computer scientists are not the only ones who use formal languages. - tometrists, for example, prescribe eyeglasses using very technical expressions, ? ? such as “OD: -1.25 (-0.50) 180 OS: -1.00 (-0.25) 180 ”, in which the parent- ses are essential. Many such formal languages have been created throughout history: musical notation, algebraic notation, etc. In particular, such languages have long been used to control machines, such as looms and cathedral chimes. However, until the appearance of programming languages, those languages were only of limited importance: they were restricted to specialised ?elds with only a few specialists and written texts of those languages remained relatively scarce. This situation has changed with the appearance of programming l- guages, which have a wider range of applications than the prescription of e- glassesorthecontrolofaloom,areusedbylargecommunities,andhaveallowed the creation of programs of many hundreds of thousands of lines.