Programming Languages: Principles and Practices / Edition 3

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Overview

Kenneth Louden and Kenneth Lambert's new edition of PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 3E gives advanced undergraduate students an overview of programming languages through general principles combined with details about many modern languages. Major languages used in this edition include C, C++, Smalltalk, Java, Ada, ML, Haskell, Scheme, and Prolog; many other languages are discussed more briefly. The text also contains extensive coverage of implementation issues, the theoretical foundations of programming languages, and a large number of exercises, making it the perfect bridge to compiler courses and to the theoretical study of programming languages.

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An introduction to the broad field of programming languages, specifically designed for use as a text in an advanced undergraduate programming languages survey course that covers most of the Programming Languages Requirements specified in the 1991 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Curriculum Task Force Report, and the CS8 course of the 1978 ACM Curriculum. It combines a general presentation of principles with considerable detail about many modern languages, including some of the newest functional and object-oriented languages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111529413
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Series: Advanced Topics Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 836,748
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Louden is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and a past chair of the Department of Computer Science at San Jose State University, Silicon Valley's primary supplier of graduates to the tech industry. He has written several texts and articles on advanced topics in computer science.

Kenneth A. Lambert is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department at Washington and Lee University. He has taught programming language design for 25 years and has been an active researcher in computer science education. Lambert has co-authored a series of introductory C++ textbooks with Douglas Nance and Thomas Naps and a series of introductory Java textbooks with Martin Osborne, and is the author of a new introductory Python textbook

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Language Design Criteria. 3. Functional Programming. 4. Logic Programming. 5. Object-Oriented Programming. 6. Syntax. 7. Basic Semantics. 8. Data Types. 9. Control I - Expressions and Statements. 10. Control II - Procedures and Environments. 11. Abstract Data Types and Modules. 12. Formal Semantics. 13. Parallel Programming. Bibliography.

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