Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development
by David Schmidt
Publisher: Kansas State University 2009
Number of pages: 304
Denotational semantics is a methodology for giving mathematical meaning to programming languages and systems. It was developed by Christopher Strachey's Programming Research Group at Oxford University in the 1960s. The method combines mathematical rigor, due to the work of Dana Scott, with notational elegance, due to Strachey. Originally used as an analysis tool, denotational semantics has grown in use as a tool for language design and implementation. This book was written to make denotational semantics accessible to a wider audience and to update existing texts in the area. It presents the topic from an engineering viewpoint, emphasizing the descriptional and implementational aspects. The relevant mathematics is also included, for it gives rigor and validity to the method and provides a foundation for further research.
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by Kenneth Slonneger, Barry L. Kurtz - Addison Wesley Longman
The book presents the typically difficult subject of formal methods in an informal, easy-to-follow manner. Readers with a basic grounding in discreet mathematics will be able to understand the practical applications of these difficult concepts.
by Andrew M. Pitts - University of Cambridge
These notes introduce the structural, operational approach to programming language semantics. The course shows how to specify the meaning of some simple programming language constructs and to reason formally about semantic properties of programs.
by Michael I. Schwartzbach - IT University of Copenhagen
These notes present principles and applications of static analysis of programs. We cover type analysis, lattice theory, control flow graphs, dataflow analysis, fixed-point algorithms, narrowing and widening, control flow analysis, pointer analysis.
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One of the most hardcore computer programming books out there. Starting with the fundamentals, it describes the most advanced features of the most advanced language: Common Lisp. This book is about macros, that is programs that write programs.