Programming Language Pragmatics

Programming Language Pragmatics

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The innovative approach of the first edition of Programming Language Pragmatics provided students with an integrated view of programming language design and implementation, while offering a solid teaching text on timely language topics in a rigorous yet accessible style.

The new edition carries on these distinctive features as well as the signature tradition of illustrating the most recent developments in programming language design with a variety of modern programming languages.
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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 35.6mm | 1,428.83g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0126339511
  • 9780126339512
  • 1,536,104

Table of contents

Part I Foundations

1. Introduction
2. Programming Language Syntax
3. Names, Scopes, and Bindings
4. Semantic Analysis
5. Target Machine Architecture
Part II Core Issues in Language Design
6. Control Flow
7. Data Types
8. Subroutines and Control Abstraction
9. Data Abstraction and Object Orientation
Part III Alternative Programming Models
10. Functional Languages
11. Logic Languages
12. Concurrency
13. Scripting
Part IV A Closer Look at Implementation
14. Building a Runnable Program
15. Code Improvement
Appendix A. Programming Languages Mentioned
Appendix B. Language Design and Language Implementation
Appendix C. Numbered Examples
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About Michael L. Scott

Michael L. Scott is a professor in the University of Rochester's Department of Computer Science, which he chaired from 1996 to 1999. He is the designer of the Lynx distributed programming language and a co-designer of the Charlotte and Psyche parallel operating systems, the Bridge parallel file system, the Cashmere distributed shared memory system, and the MCS mutual exclusion lock. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985.
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