Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex

Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex

by Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, M. Felleisen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262062755

ISBN-13: 9780262062756

Pub. Date: 07/10/2009

Publisher: MIT Press

This text is the first comprehensive presentation of reduction semantics in one volume; it also introduces the first reliable and easy-to-use tool set for such forms of semantics. Software engineers have long known that automatic tool support is critical for rapid prototyping and modeling, and this book is addressed to the working semantics engineer (graduate

Overview

This text is the first comprehensive presentation of reduction semantics in one volume; it also introduces the first reliable and easy-to-use tool set for such forms of semantics. Software engineers have long known that automatic tool support is critical for rapid prototyping and modeling, and this book is addressed to the working semantics engineer (graduate student or professional language designer). The book comes with a prototyping tool suite to develop, explore, test,
debug, and publish semantic models of programming languages. With PLT Redex,
semanticists can formulate models as grammars and reduction models on their computers with the ease of paper and pencil. The text first presents a framework for the formulation of language models, focusing on equational calculi and abstract machines, then introduces PLT Redex, a suite of software tools for expressing these models as PLT Redex models. Finally, experts describe a range of models formulated in Redex. PLT Redex comes with the PLT Scheme implementation, available free at http://www.plt-scheme.org/. Readers can download the software and experiment with
Redex as they work their way through the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262062756
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
844,242
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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