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Algol-like Languages : Progress in Theoretical Computer Science - Peter W. O'Hearn

Algol-like Languages

Progress in Theoretical Computer Science

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1996
ISBN: 9780817638801
Number Of Pages: 288

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In recent years there has been a remarkable convergence of interest in programming languages based on ALGOL 60. Researchers interested in the theory of procedural and object-oriented languages discovered that ALGOL 60 shows how to add procedures and object classes to simple imperative languages in a general and clean way. And, on the other hand, researchers interested in purely functional languages discovered that ALGOL 60 shows how to add imperative mechanisms to functional languages in a way that does not compromise their desirable properties. Unfortunately, many of the key works in this field have been rather hard to obtain. The primary purpose of this collection is to make the most significant material on ALGoL-like languages conveniently available to graduate students and researchers. Contents Introduction to Volume 1 1 Part I Historical Background 1 Part n Basic Principles 3 Part III Language Design 5 Introduction to Volume 2 6 Part IV Functor-Category Semantics 7 Part V Specification Logic 7 Part VI Procedures and Local Variables 8 Part vn Interference, Irreversibility and Concurrency 9 Acknowledgements 11 Bibliography 11 Introduction to Volume 1 This volume contains historical and foundational material, and works on lan- guage design. All of the material should be accessible to beginning graduate students in programming languages and theoretical Computer Science.

Part 4 Functor-category semantics: functor categories and store shapes, Frank J. Oles; using functor categories to generate intermediate code, John C. Reynolds. Part 5 Specification logic: semantical analysis of specification logic, Robert D. Tennent; semantical analysis of specification logic, 2, Peter W. O'Hearn and Robert D. Tennent. Part 6 Procedures and local variables: full abstraction for the second-order subset, Kurt Sieber; parametricity and local variables, Peter W. O'Hearn and Robert D. Tennent; operationally-based reasoning about local variables, Andrew M. Pitts. Part 7 Interference, irreversibility and concurrency: syntactic control of interference revisited, Peter W. O'Hearn et al; global state considered unnecessary, Uday S. Reddy; linearity, sharing and state, Samson Abramsky and Guy McCusker; the essence of PARALLEL ALGOL, Stephen Brookes; contents of volume I.

ISBN: 9780817638801
ISBN-10: 0817638806
Series: Progress in Theoretical Computer Science : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st December 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.0  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.63