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Theories of Programming Languages

Theories of Programming Languages

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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521594141

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  • This textbook is a broad but rigorous survey of the theoretical basis for the design, definition, and implementation of programming languages, and of systems for specifying and proving program behavior. It encompasses imperative and functional programming, as well as the ways of integrating these aspects into more general languages. Basic concepts and their properties are described with mathematical rigor, but the mathematical development is balanced by numerous examples of applications, particularly of program specification and proof, concurrent programming, functional programming (including the use of continuations and lazy evaluation), and type systems (including subtyping, polymorphism, and modularization). Assuming only knowledge of elementary programming, this text is perfect for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in programming language theory, and will also appeal to researchers and professionals in designing or implementing computer languages.

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    "I found the whole book a distinct pleasure to read and certainly recommend this text for consideration by instructors." Mathematical Reviews

    "clearly structured...the presentation is clear, and the typesetting often helps the reader to understand the structure of the formulas. Each chapter contains valuable exercises and profound bibliographic notes that can serve as a starting point for further reading. I shall use this excellent textbook in my lectures." Computing Reviews

    "...an important book...It is thorough and well organized, and the explanations are very clear. I found the technical content to be in almost every respect flawless. Although written to be a student text, I believe that most researchers (and many practitioners) in programming lanauges (and related fields) would find it worth reading." Journal of Functional Programming

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    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521594141
    • length: 514 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Predicate Logic
    2. The Simple Imperative Language
    3. Programme Specifications and their Proofs
    4. Arrays
    5. Failure, Input-Output and Continuations
    6. Transition Semantics
    7. Nondeterminism and Guarded Commands
    8. Shared-variable Concurrency
    9. Communicating Sequential Processes
    10. The Lambda Calculus
    11. An Eager Functional Language
    12. Continuations in a Functional Language
    13. Iswim-like Languages
    14. A Normal-order Language
    15. The Simple Type System
    16. Subtypes and Intersection Types
    17. Polymorphism
    18. Module Specification
    19. Algol-like Languages
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    John C. Reynolds, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

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