You should know the goals of formal semantics and

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tional and axiomatic, we concentrated on denotational. You should know the goals of formal semantics and should have specific ideas about how denotational semantics may model inter- pretation of programs. You need not remember any specific denotational semantics equations per se but should know enough about them to be able to explain or use them if they are given to you. Functional Programming Languages . Lambda calculus was introduced as the foundation of denotational semantics and functional programming. The LISP, ML and Haskell program- ming languages were discussed as examples of the functional language paradigm. You should know the general design philosophy and syntactic and semantic flavor. You do NOT need to know specific commands in detail, but should know some basic ones from LISP (e.g., defun , cond , eq , setq , cons , car , cdr , append , list ). Examples of the most detailed information of a fundamental nature you should know would be how functions are defined, how lists are represented internally, and how functions may be manipulated as data. Logic Programming . You should know the general design philosophy and syntactic and se- mantic flavor of Prolog. You do NOT need to know specific commands. Examples of the most detailed information of a fundamental nature you should know would be how the rule matching works (e.g., execution of rules, instantiation of variables, backtracking, etc.) and the representation of lists.
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