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Programming Languages: Principles and Practicesby Kenneth C. Louden
Synopses & Reviews
Kenneth Louden and Kenneth Lambert's new edition of PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 3E gives advanced undergraduate students an overview of programming languages through general principles combined with details about many modern languages. Major languages used in this edition include C, C++, Smalltalk, Java, Ada, ML, Haskell, Scheme, and Prolog; many other languages are discussed more briefly. The text also contains extensive coverage of implementation issues, the theoretical foundations of programming languages, and a large number of exercises, making it the perfect bridge to compiler courses and to the theoretical study of programming languages.
Kenneth Louden's new edition of Programming Languages: Principles and Practice provides students with an overview of key issues in the study of programming languages. Rather than focus on individual language issues, Kenneth Louden focuses on language paradigms and concepts that are common to all languages. Louden also includes materials that are not frequently found in other introductory texts, such as implementation issues and theoretical foundations of programming languages. Coverage of these topics helps serve as a bridge to students' compiler courses and other theoretical computer science courses.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Louden is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and a past chair of the Department of Computer Science at San Jose State University, Silicon Valley's primary supplier of graduates to the tech industry. He has written several texts and articles on advanced topics in computer science. Kenneth A. Lambert is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department at Washington and Lee University. He has taught programming language design for 25 years and has been an active researcher in computer science education. Lambert has co-authored a series of introductory C++ textbooks with Douglas Nance and Thomas Naps and a series of introductory Java textbooks with Martin Osborne, and is the author of a new introductory Python textbook
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Language Design Criteria. 3. Functional Programming. 4. Logic Programming. 5. Object-Oriented Programming. 6. Syntax. 7. Basic Semantics. 8. Data Types. 9. Control I - Expressions and Statements. 10. Control II - Procedures and Environments. 11. Abstract Data Types and Modules. 12. Formal Semantics. 13. Parallel Programming. Bibliography.
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