Download e-book for kindle: Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages by Gilles Dowek,Jean-Jacques Lévy

By Gilles Dowek,Jean-Jacques Lévy

ISBN-10: 0857290754

ISBN-13: 9780857290755

The layout and implementation of programming languages, from Fortran and Cobol to Caml and Java, has been one of many key advancements within the administration of ever extra complicated automated platforms. Introduction to the speculation of Programming Languages supplies the reader the potential to find the instruments to imagine, layout, and enforce those languages.

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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