Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation
by Shriram Krishnamurthi
Publisher: Lulu.com 2007
Number of pages: 376
The book is the textbook for the programming languages course at Brown University, which is taken primarily by third and fourth year undergraduates and beginning graduate (both MS and PhD) students. It seems very accessible to smart second year students too, and indeed those are some of my most successful students. The book has been used at over a dozen other universities as a primary or secondary text. The book’s material is worth one undergraduate course worth of credit. The author wants to show students where languages come from, why we should regard languages as the ultimate form of abstraction, how to recognize such an evolving abstraction, and how to turn what they recognize into a language.
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by Peter Selinger - Dalhousie University
Topics covered in these notes include the untyped lambda calculus, the Church-Rosser theorem, combinatory algebras, the simply-typed lambda calculus, the Curry-Howard isomorphism, weak and strong normalization, type inference, etc.
by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman - McGraw-Hill
The book teaches how to program by employing the tools of abstraction and modularity. The central philosophy is that programming is the task of breaking large problems into small ones. You will learn how to program and how to think about programming.
by Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson - arXiv.org
This is an introduction to program analysis that is meant to be elementary. Rather than using flow charts as the model of programs, the book uses program graphs as the model of programs. This makes the underlying ideas more accessible to students.
by Joey Paquet, Serguei A. Mokhov - arXiv
Lecture notes for the Comparative Studies of Programming Languages course. These notes include a compiled book of primarily related articles from the Wikipedia, as well as Comparative Programming Languages book and other resources.