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Author MacLennan, Bruce J.

Title Principles of programming languages : design, evaluation, and implementation / Bruce J. MacLennan
Edition Third edition
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999


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 W'PONDS  005.13 Mac/Pop 1999  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Beginning: Pseudo-Code Interpreters -- 2. Emphasis On Effiency: Fortran -- 3. Generality and Hierarchy: Algol-60 -- 4. Syntax and Elegance: Algol-60 -- 5. Return to Simplicity: Pascal -- 6. Implementation of Block-Structured Languages -- 7. Modularity and Data Abstraction: ADA -- 8. Procedures and Concurrency: ADA -- 9. List Processing: LISP -- 10. Functional Programming: LISP -- 11. Implementation of Recursive List-Processors: LISP -- 12. Object-Oriented Programming: Smalltalk -- 13. Logic Programming: Prolog -- 14. Principles of Language Design
Summary "Completely revised and updated, the third edition of Principles of Programming Languages: Design, Evaluation, and Implementation teaches key design and implementation skills essential for language designers, compiler writers, and other computer scientists. It also covers descriptive tools and historical precedents so that students can understand design issues in their historical context. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in programming languages and comparative languages, this text uses a unique horizontal organization that analyzes individual languages in their entirety, facilitating discussion of the interrelationships between the parts of a language. It teaches design skills by emphasizing basic principles more than details, focuses on methods of implementation over specific techniques, and presents concepts inductively
In-depth case studies of representative languages from five generations of programming language design (Fortran, Algol-60, Pascal, Ada, LISP, Smalltalk, and Prolog) are used to illustrate larger themes."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1987
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 498-499) and index
Subject Programming languages (Electronic computers)
LC no. 98027755
ISBN 0195113063 cloth