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PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
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Programming Languages Won’t study most popular language today Develop understanding of how languages work: Issues faced by all programming languages Design vs implementation Deeper understanding of your favorite language
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Programming Languages Be able to evaluate future programming languages Make it easier to learn new languages Exposure to ML Different from C++ and Java Different way to approach problem solving
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Syntax vs Semantics int x = 10, y = x, z = y; double average = (x + y + z) / 3; System.out.println(average);
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Lexical – focuses mainly on the syntax Phrase Structure – ways to describe a syntax Breaks a sentence into parts of speech Can do the same thing when programming What makes a valid Java assignment statement? Start with variable, followed by equal sign, followed by a value and ended with a semicolon. What makes a valid value?
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