Introduction to Programming Languages
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He received a PhD in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.. A member of IEEE and ACM, he is an area editor of Tools with Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include the areas of concurrent logic programming, fault-tolerant agent-based systems, knowledge bases, program analysis
Holger Peine said Confusingly bad English, sloppy with the facts. I received this book only yesterday and spent one hour with it so far. The result has been so negative that I write this review already now to warn others (after all, this is a recently appeared book that will probably attract some interest by programming language expe. Emil E. said TOTAL GARBAGE!!!. I was among the few who had to use this textbook literally during its first time on the market. At first, I was extremely excited seeing that he somehow made an effort in the first chapter but as I kept on reading it,it literally looked like he had multiple webpages op. "Should be made eligible for garbage collection." according to IncredibleBri. The book contains awkwardly worded phrases like "what do you understand by" and some outdated material that is incorrect, especially in the section about garbage collection.
Theory has been kept to levels suitable for a general undergraduate population and is supported by a wealth of concise, well-illustrated examples. … The author has cleverly placed an introduction to data structures commonly used by programming languages in the second chapter, minimizing prerequisites and enabling the book’s usage at the sophomore level. … Recommended."CHOICE, August 2014. "… a great introductory text, providing essential knowledge in the field and enabling students to place in the appropriate context the programming concepts they learned in their introductory courses
Designed for a one-semester undergraduate course, this classroom-tested book teaches the principles of programming language design and implementation. The text covers classical topics, such as syntax and semantics, imperative programming, program structures, information exchange between subprograms, object-oriented programming, logic programming, and functional programming. It presents:Common features of programming languages at an abstract level rather than a comparative levelThe implementation model and behavior of programming paradigms at abstract levels so that students understand the power and limitations of programming paradigms Language constructs at a paradigm levelA holistic view of programming language design and behavior To make the book self-contained, the author introduces the necessary concepts of data structures and discrete structures from the perspective of programming language theory. Introduction to Programming Languages separates programming language concepts from the restraints of multiple language syntax by discussing the concepts at an abstract level. In programming courses, using the different syntax of multiple languages, such as C++, Java, PHP, and Python, for the same abstraction often confuses students new to computer science. Along with problems and further reading in each chapter, the book includes in-depth examples and case studies using various languages that hel