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Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Foundations of Programming Languages

Authors: Lee, Kent D.

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  • Focuses on the three paradigms of programming: imperative, functional, and logic programming
  • Demonstrates not only how programming language concepts are used in language, but also how these concepts are implemented
  • Covers assembly language programming, C++, Standard ML, and Prolog
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This clearly written textbook introduces the reader to the three styles of programming, examining object-oriented/imperative, functional, and logic programming. The focus of the text moves from highly prescriptive languages to very descriptive languages, demonstrating the many and varied ways in which we can think about programming. Designed for interactive learning both inside and outside of the classroom, each programming paradigm is highlighted through the implementation of a non-trivial programming language, demonstrating when each language may be appropriate for a given problem. Features: includes review questions and solved practice exercises, with supplementary code and support files available from an associated website; provides the foundations for understanding how the syntax of a language is formally defined by a grammar; examines assembly language programming using CoCo; introduces C++, Standard ML, and Prolog; describes the development of a type inference system for the language Small.

About the authors

Dr. Kent D. Lee is Professor of Computer Science at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, USA. He is the author of the successful Springer textbook Python Programming Fundamentals and the forthcoming Data Structures and Algorithms with Python.

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“Undergraduates studying programming languages will find this book to be a skillful and informative introduction to the subject.” (Marlin Thomas, Computing Reviews, July, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Programming Languages
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13314-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13314-0
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 354
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