By Gilles Dowek,Jean-Jacques Lévy
It proposes a unified imaginative and prescient of the several formalisms that allow definition of a programming language: small steps operational semantics, gigantic steps operational semantics, and denotational semantics, emphasising that each one search to outline a relation among 3 items: a software, an enter price, and an output worth. those formalisms are illustrated via providing the semantics of a few general positive aspects of programming languages: capabilities, recursivity, assignments, documents, gadgets, ... displaying that the research of programming languages doesn't include learning languages one after one other, yet is equipped round the positive aspects which are found in those a variety of languages. The research of those gains ends up in the improvement of evaluators, interpreters and compilers, and likewise kind inference algorithms, for small languages.
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Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science) by Gilles Dowek,Jean-Jacques Lévy