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CISC *7122X Programming Language Design

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 709.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

An advanced course covering the major issues associated with the design and implementation of programming languages: the functional vs. the imperative language, very high-level languages, syntax issues, methods of defining semantics, strong vs. weak typing, extensibility, verification, exception handling, concurrency constructs. The course will not be a survey of existing languages; rather, the emphasis will be on recent and current controversies concerning programming languages in general.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7110X [707X] or a course in compilers.


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