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Modern Programming Languages: A Practical Introduction
Intended for computer science majors, this textbook introduces the abstract concepts that underlie all programming languages, and provides tutorials on ML, Java, and Prolog. Webber (University of Wisconsin) explains the grammar that defines syntax and semantics, language systems, types, polymorphism
Paperback, 572 pages
Published December 12th 2002 by Franklin Beedle & Associates
(first published October 2002)
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This is an excellent book on programming language concepts, with clear language and explanations. It's chapters interleave between programming language topics and an introduction to three major languages: ML, Java, and Prolog, through which the author teaches the fundamentals of three major programming paradigms (functional, object-oriented, and logic programming). It might seem that the amount of material in this book would make it difficult to consume, but the writing style is so clear that on ...more
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