Programming Languages (CS302 2007S)

Class 01: Introduction to the Course

On to An Abbreviated History of Programming Languages.

This outline is also available in PDF.

Held: Monday, January 22, 2007

Summary: Today we begin the class by considering the key issues we will discuss this semester.

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Assignments

Notes:

Overview:

Background

What is a programming language?

Why study programming languages?

How should we study programming languages?

Course Organization

Back to . On to An Abbreviated History of Programming Languages.

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