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model interpretation of programs. and how axiomatic semantics may be used to prove the partial correctness of a program. You need not remember any specific denotational semantics equations or axiomatic rules per se but should know enough about them to be able to explain or use them if they are given to you. You should know the purpose and principles behind axiomatic semantics but need not know the details of any axiomatic semantics rules. 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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CS 401/501 EXAM #2 SAMPLE QUESTIONS 1. The mathematical model of computation that denotational semantics is based upon is called
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