Programming Language Pragmatics

Programming Language Pragmatics

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Programming Language Pragmatics, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive programming language book available today. Taking the perspective that language design and implementation are tightly interconnected and that neither can be fully understood in isolation, this critically acclaimed and bestselling book has been thoroughly updated to cover the most recent developments in programming language design, inclouding Java 6 and 7, C++0X, C# 3.0, F#, Fortran 2003 and 2008, Ada 2005, and Scheme R6RS.

A new chapter on run-time program management covers virtual machines, managed code, just-in-time and dynamic compilation, reflection, binary translation and rewriting, mobile code, sandboxing, and debugging and program analysis tools. Over 800 numbered examples are provided to help the reader quickly cross-reference and access content.

This text is designed for undergraduate Computer Science students, programmers, and systems and software engineers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 52mm | 1,519.98g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Approx. 170 illustrations
  • 0123745144
  • 9780123745149
  • 378,656

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"Michael Scott's book could have been entitled 'Why Programming Languages Work' ... Its comprehensive and integrated presentation of language design and implementation illustrates and explains admirably the many deep and profitable connections among these fields." -Jim Larus, Microsoft Research

"This book is the best and most complete on this topic that I've seen." -Klaus Ostermann, Darmstadt University of Technology
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About Michael L. Scott

Michael L. Scott is a professor and past Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester. He is best known for work on synchronization and concurrent data structures: algorithms from his group appear in a wide variety of commercial and open-source systems. A Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, he shared the 2006 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. In 2001 he received the University's Robert and Pamela Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching.
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Table of contents

I. Foundations 1. Introduction 2. Programming Language Syntax 3. Names, Scopes, Bindings 4. Semantic Analysis 5. Target Machine Architecture II. Core Issues in Language Design 6. Control Flow 7. Data Types 8. Subroutines and Control Abstraction 9. Data Abstraction and Object Orientation III. Alternative Programming Models 10. Functional Languages 11. Logic Languages 12. Concurrency 13. Scripting Languages IV. A Closer Look at Implementation 14. Building a Runnable Program 15. Run-time Program Management

16. Code Improvement
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