Programming Language Pragmatics

Programming Language Pragmatics

3rd Edition - March 23, 2009

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  • Author: Michael Scott
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922997

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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.

Key Features

  • Classic programming foundations text now updated to familiarize students with the languages they are most likely to encounter in the workforce, including including Java 7, C++, C# 3.0, F#, Fortran 2008, Ada 2005, Scheme R6RS, and Perl 6.
  • New and expanded coverage of concurrency and run-time systems ensures students and professionals understand the most important advances driving software today.
  • Includes over 800 numbered examples to help the reader quickly cross-reference and access content.


Undergraduate Computer Science Students; Programmers, Systems and Software Engineers

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 944
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2009
  • Published: March 23, 2009
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922997

About the Author

Michael 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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Professor and past Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester

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