Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Programming Languages and Operational Semantics

A Concise Overview

Authors: Fernández, Maribel

  • Provides the foundations and tools needed to design new programming languages and understand existing ones
  • Explains in a concise way the most significant constructs of modern imperative, functional and logic programming languages
  • Each chapter contains exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques presented
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About this Textbook

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.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This text can serve as a complement to traditional undergraduate programming language course resources or as the main textbook for introductory courses in programming language operational semantics. The book is well organized, flows well, and is pleasant to read. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and faculty.” (D. Papamichail, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)

“There are many things in this book that would lead to its recommendation as a course textbook: it provides a good breadth of material, and a stepping stone from programming experience to more theoretical aspects of programming languages. … it would be an excellent addition to a reference list that could be used to inform a solid understanding of programming language theory.” (Sara Kalvala, Computing Reviews, July, 2014)


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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fernández, Maribel

    Pages 3-19

  • Mathematical Background

    Fernández, Maribel

    Pages 21-41

  • General Features of Imperative Languages

    Fernández, Maribel

    Pages 45-60

  • Operational Semantics of Imperative Languages

    Fernández, Maribel

    Pages 61-90

  • General Features of Functional Languages

    Fernández, Maribel

    Pages 93-120

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6368-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6367-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Programming Languages and Operational Semantics
Book Subtitle
A Concise Overview
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6368-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6368-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6367-1
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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