Programming Languages: Concepts and Constructs, Second Edition retains the "character" of the original, emphasizing concepts and how they work together. This classic book has been thoroughly revised to provide readable coverage of the major programming paradigms. Dr. Sethi's treatment of the core concepts of imperative programming in languages like Pascal and C flows smoothly into object-oriented programming in C++ and Smalltalk. The charm of functional languages is illustrated by programs in Standard ML and the Scheme dialect of Lisp. Logic programming is introduced using Prolog. Novices, who have been introduced to programming in some language, will learn from this book how related concepts work together while designers and implementers will be exposed to the major programming paradigms.
Offers self-contained coverage of major programming paradigms and the core concepts of programming languages. Chapters on syntactic structure; data representation; concurrent programming; and semantic methods include exercises, plus a look at specific languages. This second edition includes expanded discussion of object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming, and new chapters on data types and programming in ML. Requires an introductory programming course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)