Practical Foundations for Programming Languages (Robert Harper)

 
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This e-book gives a tremendous advent to a wide variety of programming language ideas. they are all uniformly and punctiliously explained, the use of techniques that are very beneficial in practice for both analysis and implementation of programming languages.

In this revolutionary ebook, Professor Robert Harper gives a clean perspective on the basics of programming languages by using the kind principle. whereas maximum textbooks on this problem emphasize taxonomy, Harper as a substitute emphasizes genetics, analyzing the constructing blocks from which all programming languages are constructed. The result is an advent to programming ideas that are both handy and practical.

Sorts are the critical organizing principle of the theory of programming languages. in this innovative ebook, Professor Robert Harper gives a fresh angle on the basics of those languages by using the type principle.

While most textbooks on the difficulty emphasize taxonomy, Harper as a substitute emphasizes genetics, inspecting the building blocks from which all programming languages are constructed. Language features are manifestations of type shape.

The syntax of a language is governed by the way the constructs outline its types, and its semantics is determined by way of the interactions among the constructs. the stability of a language design - the absence of ill-defined packages - follows clearly.

Professor Harper's presentation is concurrently rigorous and intuitive, relying on the most effective elementary arithmetic. The framework he outlines scales without problems to a wealthy type of language concepts and is without delay applicable to their implementation. The result is a lucid introduction to a programming concept that is handy and sensible.

Ebook Details

Author(s)
About the Authors
Robert Harper is a professor in the pc technology department at Carnegie Mellon college, where he has been a member of the school given that 1988. His most important research hobby is the application of the kind concepts to the layout and implementation of programming languages and to the development of structures for the mechanization of mathematics.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (December 17, 2012); 2 edition (April 4, 2016)
Hardcover
487 pages
eBook Format
PDF (592 pages, 1.72 MB)
ISBN-10
1107029570
ISBN-13
978-1107029576

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