Essentials of Programming Languages

This book provides students with a deep, working understanding of the essential concepts of programming languages Most of these essentials relate to the semantics, or meaning, of program elements, and the text uses interpreters short programs that directly analyze an abstract representation of the program text to express the semantics of many essential language elementsThis book provides students with a deep, working understanding of the essential concepts of programming languages Most of these essentials relate to the semantics, or meaning, of program elements, and the text uses interpreters short programs that directly analyze an abstract representation of the program text to express the semantics of many essential language elements in a way that is both clear and executable The approach is both analytical and hands on The book provides views of programming languages using widely varying levels of abstraction, maintaining a clear connection between the high level and low level views Exercises are a vital part of the text and are scattered throughout the text explains the key concepts, and the exercises explore alternative designs and other issues The complete Scheme code for all the interpreters and analyzers in the book can be found online through The MIT Press Web site.For this new edition, each chapter has been revised and many new exercises have been added Significant additions have been made to the text, including completely new chapters on modules and continuation passing style Essentials of Programming Languages can be used for both graduate and undergraduate courses, and for continuing education courses for programmers.
Essentials of Programming Languages This book provides students with a deep working understanding of the essential concepts of programming languages Most of these essentials relate to the semantics or meaning of program elements and

  • Title: Essentials of Programming Languages
  • Author: Daniel P. Friedman Mitchell Wand
  • ISBN: 9780262062794
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Essentials of Programming Languages”

    1. I have not yet finished this book, so this review is a work in progress as I read through the book.This is a review of the 3rd edition.I have already read SICP cover to cover, and I have written an partial r7rs scheme implementation (I eventually abandoned the effort to write a compiler to explore type theory).I am reading this book as a step towards reading TaPL and PFPL.I was hoping this book would be a more modern SICP, and at times it felt like it could be.I was also hoping to use this book [...]

    2. Good explanation of concepts, but a bit difficult to understand because of the choice of programming language (Scheme). It's a good read, as long as you don't get discouraged by the code.

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