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The Denotational Description of Programming Languages

An Introduction

by M.J.C. Gordon

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


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Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL7448150M
ISBN 100387904336
ISBN 109780387904337

Description: 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 s. The method combines mathematical rigor, due to the work of Dana Scott, with notational elegance, due to Strachey. The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages provides the basic mathematical techniques necessary for those who are beginning a study of the semantics and logics of programming languages. These techniques will allow students to invent, formalize, and justify rules with which to reason about a variety of programming languages.

The design and implementation of programming languages, from Fortran and Cobol to Caml and Java, has been one of the key developments in the management of ever more complex computerized systems. Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages gives the reader the means to discover the tools to think, design, and implement these languages. It proposes a unified vision of the different. Description: Exceptionally comprehensive in approach, this book explores the major issues in both design and implementation of modern programming languages and provides a basic introduction to the underlying theoretical models on which these languages are based. The emphasis throughout is on fundamental concepts—readers learn important ideas.

Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages builds on Benjamin Pierce's Types and Programming Languages (MIT Press, ); most of the chapters should be accessible to readers familiar with basic notations and techniques of operational semantics and type systems--the material covered in the first half of the earlier book. Formal semantics of a programming language give a rigorous mathematical description of the meaning of this language, to enable a precise and deep understanding of the essence of the language beneath its syntax. The operational or denotational semantics of some quantum programming languages were already provided when they were defined; for.


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This book explains how to formally describe programming languages using the techniques of denotational semantics. The presentation is designed primarily for computer science students rather than for (say) mathematicians.

No knowledge of the theory of computation is required, but it would help to. This book explains how to formally describe programming languages using the techniques of denotational semantics.

The presentation is designed primarily for computer science students rather than for (say) mathematicians. No knowledge of the theory of computation is required, but it would help to have some acquaintance with high level programming languages.

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A classic in its field, and a must-read for students of Computer Science. Not recommended for lay readers. Its back cover reads: This informal, nonmathematical introduction to the descriptive tech¬niques of denotational semantics provides the framework needed to formally describe programming languages on the level of ALGOL 60 and PASCAL/5.

In computer science, denotational semantics (initially known as mathematical semantics or Scott–Strachey semantics) is an approach of formalizing the meanings of programming languages by constructing mathematical objects (called denotations) that describe the meanings of expressions from the approaches provide formal semantics of programming languages including.

This book explains how to formally describe programming languages using the techniques of denotational semantics. Denotational semantics combines a powerful and lucid descriptive notation (due mainly to Strachey) with an elegant and rigorous theory (due to Scott).

Get this from a library. The Denotational Description of Programming Languages: an Introduction. [Michael J C Gordon] -- 1. Introduction.- Syntax, semantics and pragmatics.- The purposes of formal semantics.- Providing precise and machine-independent concepts.

Gordon, Michael J.C., "The Denotational Description of Programming Languages: An Introduction", Springer-Verlag, Three questions organise this review: What is denotational semantics?When is it useful.

Doesthis book succeed at teaching denotational. The Denotational Description of Programming Languages: An Introduction January January Read More. Author: Michael J.

Gordon. This book explains how to formally describe programming languages using the techniques of denotational semantics. The presentation is designed primarily for computer science students rather than for (say) mathematicians.

No knowledge of the theory of computation is required, but it would help to have some acquaintance with high level programming.

specification of languages (see the further readings at the end of this chap-ter). In his book [Tennent91] on the semantics of programming languages, Tennent suggests three reasons for using compositional definitions: 1. In a denotational de finition, each phrase of a language is given a meaningFile Size: KB.

Denotational semantics describe the meaning of a program by attaching semantic functions to each grammar rule of the programming language it is written in, and treating the program as a composition of those functions.

For a simple illustration, w. Key ideas in programming language design and implementation explained using a simple and concise framework; a comprehensive introduction suitable for use as a textbook or a reference for researchers. Hundreds of programming languages are in use today—scripting languages for Internet commerce, user interface programming tools, spreadsheet macros, page format specification languages, and many.

A Denotational Engineering of Programming Languages The book starts (Sec. 2) with the introduction of all mathematical tools that are listed in Sec. except program-correctness issue. Sec. is devoted to the general theory of partial and total correctness of programs. TheseCited by: 1.

The remainder of the book covers the use of denotational semantics to describe sequential programming languages such as Algol, Pascal and C.

Throughout, numerous exercises, usually in Pascal, will help the student practise writing definitions and carry out simple by: Semantics of Programming Languages exposes the basic motivations and philosophy underlying the applications of semantic techniques in computer science.

It introduces the mathematical theory of programming languages with an emphasis on higher-order functions and type systems. Designed as a text for upper-level and graduate-level students, the mathematically sophisticated approach will also.

The book can be logically divided into three major components: (1) a general introduction, which includes the introduction and chapters 1 and 2; (2) a discussion of applications of denotational semantics, which includes chapters 4 and 5 and 7 through 10; and (3) the coverage of domain theory, which includes chapters 3, 6, 11, and Book Description Surveying the major programming languages that have hallmarked the evolution of computing, Programming Language Fundamentals by Example provides an understanding of the many languages and notations used in computer science, the formal models used to design phases, and the foundations of languages including linguistics.

Denotational Semantics - a method of describing the semantics of programming languages, uses lambda calculus as the meta language and Scott's lattice theory for the abstract mathematical foundations A description of paradox is: The denotational semantics of.

Description: The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages provides the basic mathematical techniques necessary for those who are beginning a study of the semantics and logics of programming languages. These techniques will allow students to invent, formalize, and justify rules with which to reason about a variety of programming languages.Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages gives the reader the means to discover the tools to think, design, and implement these languages.

It proposes a unified vision of the different formalisms that permit definition of a programming language: small steps operational semantics, big steps operational semantics, and denotational.Winskel's book, already mentioned, does a bit of both the aspects. And, it is a good beginner's book.

An equally good, perhaps even better, book is the one I started with: Gordon's Denotational description of programming languages. This was my first book on semantics, which I read soon after I finished my undergraduate work.