KEY BENEFIT: A thorough introduction to the main constructs of contemporary programming languages and the tools needed to critically evaluate existing and future programming languages. KEY TOPICS: Evolution of the Major Programming Languages; Describing Syntax and Semantics; Lexical and Syntax Analysis; Names, Bindings, Type Checking, and Scopes; Data Types; Expressions and Assignment Statements; Statement-Level Control Structures; Subprograms; Implementing Subprograms; Abstract Data Types and Encapsulation Constructs; Support for Object-Oriented Programming; Concurrency; Exception Handling and Event Handling; Functional Programming Languages; Logic Programming Languages MARKET: An ideal reference encapsulating the history and future of programming languages.
A textbook that describes fundamental concepts of programming languages by defining the design issues of the various language constructs, examining the design choices for these constructs in some of the most common languages, and critically comparing the design alternatives. This revised edition includes new coverage of C++, Ada 95, and other recent developments in programming languages; and adds collections of review questions to all chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)