Programming Language Design Concepts

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Wiley, Jan 9, 2006 - Computers - 492 pages
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Explains the concepts underlying programming languages, and demonstrates how these concepts are synthesized in the major paradigms: imperative, OO, concurrent, functional,  logic and with recent scripting languages. It gives greatest prominence to the OO paradigm.
  • Includes numerous examples using C, Java and C++ as exmplar languages
  • Additional case-study languages: Python, Haskell, Prolog and Ada
  • Extensive end-of-chapter exercises with sample solutions on the companion Web site
  • Deepens study by examining the motivation of programming languages not just their features

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David Watt is a Professor of Computing Science at Glasgow University. His research interests include the design, specification, and implementation of programming languages, and he has published several books on the topic. He has many years of teaching experience on this and other programming subjects.

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