Principles of Programming Languages by Gilles DowekPrinciples of Programming Languages by Gilles Dowek

Principles of Programming Languages

byGilles Dowek

Paperback | March 13, 2009

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The development of programming languages has radically modified our relation to language, complexity and machines. This book is an introduction to the principles around which these languages are organised - imperative constructions, functional constructions, reference, dynamic data types, objects and more. Using Java as a main language, but systematically comparing it to other languages it enables the reader to understand the unifying concepts that lie beneath each particular language and provides the tools that allow the students to adapt to new programming languages.
Title:Principles of Programming LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.01 inPublished:March 13, 2009Publisher:Springer LondonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848820313

ISBN - 13:9781848820319

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Table of Contents

Imperative Core.- Functions.- Recursion.- Records.- Dynamic Data Types.- Programming with Lists.- Exceptions.- Objects.- Programming with Trees.- Index.

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From the reviews:"The primary programming language topics covered are basic imperative constructs, functions, semantics, recursion, data types, exceptions, and objects. It is clear and easy to read, with nice exercises . . it is written at a good level for undergraduate students." (M. D. Derk, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2009)"As stated in the title, this book focuses on the principles of programming languages. . Numerous exercises are included, ranging from simplistic to relatively complex. . This book would be of most help to those who already know exactly what they are looking for and would like to see an example of that construct. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals/practitioners." (M. B. DuBois, Choice, Vol. 47 (6), February, 2010)