Programming Languages

Programming Languages : Design and Implementation

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For sophomore/junior-level courses in Programming Languages, Comparative Programming Languages, Language Design, and Organization of Programming Languages, in departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Comprehensive in approach, this text explores the major issues in both design and implementation of modern programming languages and provides a basic introduction to the underlying theoretical models on which these languages are based. It focuses on the underlying software and hardware architecture that guides language design, helping students understand why certain decisions are more rational than others in building a program. The emphasis throughout is on fundamental concepts-students learn important ideas, not minor language differences-but several languages are highlighted in sufficient detail to enable students to write programs that demonstrate the relationship between a source program and its execution behavior, without having to purchase separate language reference more

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  • Paperback | 649 pages
  • 179 x 235 x 25mm | 940g
  • Pearson Education Australia
  • Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia
  • 4th International edition
  • 0130291048
  • 9780130291042

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Suggestions for Further Reading and Problems.) 1. Language Design Issues. Why Study Programming Languages? A Short History of Programming Languages. Role of Programming Languages. Programming Environments. C Overview. 2. Impact of Machine Architectures. The Operation of a Computer. Virtual Computers and Binding Times. 3. Language Translation Issues. Programming Language Syntax. Stages in Translation. Formal Translation Models. Recursive Descent Parsing. Pascal Overview. 4. Modeling Language Properties. Formal Properties of Languages. Language Semantics. 5. Elementary Data Types. Properties of Types and Objects. Scalar Data Types. Composite Data Types. FORTRAN Overview. 6. Encapsulation. Structured Data Types. Abstract Data Types. Encapsulation by Subprograms. Type Definitions. C++ Overview. 7. Inheritance. Abstract Data Types Revisited. Inheritance. Polymorphism. 8. Sequence Control. Implicit and Explicit Sequence Control. Sequencing with Arithmetic Expressions. Sequence Control between Statements. Sequencing with Nonarithmetic Expressions. 9. Subprogram Control. Subprogram Sequence Control. Attributes of Data Control. Parameter Transmission. Explicit Common Environments. 10. Storage Management. Elements Requiring Storage. Programmer- and System-Controlled Storage. Static Storage Management. Heap Storage Management. 11. Distributed Processing. Variations on Subprogram Control. Parallel Programming. Hardware Developments. Software Architecture. 12. Network Programming. Desktop Publishing. The World Wide Web. Appendix: Language Summaries. Ada. C. C++. FORTRAN. Java. LISP. ML. Pascal. Perl. Postscript. Prolog. Smalltalk. References. more