Introduction.- Mathematical Background.- General Features of Imperative Languages.- Operational Semantics of Imperative Languages.- General Features of Functional Languages.- Operational Semantics of Functional Languages.- General Features of Logic Programming Languages.- Operational Semantics of Prolog.- Answers to Selected Exercises.
This book provides an introduction to the essential concepts in programming languages, using operational semantics techniques. It presents alternative programming language paradigms and gives an in-depth analysis of the most significant constructs in modern imperative, functional and logic programming languages. The book is designed to accompany lectures on programming language design for undergraduate students. Each chapter includes exercises which provide the opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques presented.
Provides the foundations and tools needed to design new programming languages and understand existing ones
Explains in a concise way the most significant constructs of modern imperative, functional and logic programming languages
Each chapter contains exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques presented