The Study of Programming Languages
For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Programming Languages. Rigorous, thorough, and foundational, this text reveals the character of programming languages as a field of study and explores some of the interesting, important, and conceptually more challenging topics that are often ignored by other texts on the subject.
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History of programming languages
Syntax and grammars
Location reference and expressions
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