Programming Languages (CS302 2007S)

Class 05: Basics of Programming Language Design

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Held: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Summary: Today we consider some basic design issues for programming languages and expand upon some particular details from Hoare and Gabriel.

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Notes:

Overview:

Algorithm 306: The Interface

Algorithm 306: The Implementation

Criteria for Evaluating Languages

Additional Criteria

Hoare and Gabriel on the Design of Langauges

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