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Unformatted text preview: CSC 4101 Programming Languages Fall 2011 Syllabus Gerald Baumgartner Course Summary Principles of programming language design; specification of syntax and semantics; underlying implementation of block structured languages; dynamic memory allocation for strings, lists, and arrays; imperative versus applicative programming; logic programming; modern programming languages. Prerequisites • CSC 3102: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis. • Credit will not be given for both this course and CSC 7001. Office Hours Who Where Phone E-Mail When Gerald Baumgartner Coates 290 578–2191 [email protected] TTh 12:45–2:15pm Zheng Lu [email protected] Other office hours by appointment (recommended). Reading • Michael Scott, Programming Language Pragmatics , 3rd ed., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2009. • Robert W. Sebesta, Concepts of Programming Languages , 5th or 6th ed., Addison-Wesley, 2003 (optional). • Peter Norvig, Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years , http://norvig.com/21-days.html , 2001. • Guy L. Steele Jr., Growing a Language , OOPSLA ’98, ACM, 1998. • Henry G. Baker, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Emerald City Anymore , ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Vol. 32, No. 4, April 1997. • Richard P. Gabriel and Ron Goldman, Mob Software: The Erotic Life of Code , OOPSLA ’00, ACM, 2000. • CSC 4101 Mailing List. • Web page http://www.csc.lsu.edu/˜gb/csc4101/ . 1 Important Dates • Midterm Exam: Tue, Oct 4, 10:40am–12:00pm • Fall Holiday: Thu, Oct 13 • Turkey Day Break: Thu, Nov 24 • Final Exam: Wed, Dec 7, 10:00am–12:00pm Both exams are comprehensive. Homeworks There will be five homework assignments, which will be due at the beginning of class on the due date. A penalty of 15% will be assessed for each day a homework is late up to a maximum of 30%. Programming Assignments There will be three programming assignments, which will be due at midnight (11:59pm) of the due date. The first two programming assignments will be in Java or in C++. The third one will be in Scheme. There will also be small programming assignments, such as 1–10 liners in Scheme, ML, or Prolog as part of homeworks.programming assignments, such as 1–10 liners in Scheme, ML, or Prolog as part of homeworks....
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