Programming Language Pragmatics by Michael L. ScottProgramming Language Pragmatics by Michael L. Scott

Programming Language Pragmatics

byMichael L. ScottEditorMichael L. Scott

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Programming Language Pragmatics, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive programming language textbook available today. It is distinguished and acclaimed for its integrated treatment of language design and implementation, with an emphasis on the fundamental tradeoffs that continue to drive software development.

The book provides readers with a solid foundation in the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the full range of programming languages, from traditional languages like C to the latest in functional, scripting, and object-oriented programming. This fourth edition has been heavily revised throughout, with expanded coverage of type systems and functional programming, a unified treatment of polymorphism, highlights of the newest language standards, and examples featuring the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures.



  • Updated coverage of the latest developments in programming language design, including C & C++11, Java 8, C# 5, Scala, Go, Swift, Python 3, and HTML 5
  • Updated treatment of functional programming, with extensive coverage of OCaml
  • New chapters devoted to type systems and composite types
  • Unified and updated treatment of polymorphism in all its forms
  • New examples featuring the ARM and x86 64-bit architectures
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 Dij...
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Title:Programming Language PragmaticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 11, 2015Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124104096

ISBN - 13:9780124104099

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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. Composite Types 9. Subroutines and Control Abstraction 10. Data Abstraction and Object Orientation

III. Alternative Programming Models 11. Functional Languages 12. Logic Languages 13. Concurrency 14. Scripting Languages

IV. A Closer Look at Implementation 15. Building a Runnable Program 16. Run-time Program Management 17. Code Improvement

Editorial Reviews

"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