Logo

Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development

Small book cover: Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development

Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development
by

Publisher: Kansas State University
Number of pages: 304

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 1960s. The method combines mathematical rigor, due to the work of Dana Scott, with notational elegance, due to Strachey. Originally used as an analysis tool, denotational semantics has grown in use as a tool for language design and implementation. This book was written to make denotational semantics accessible to a wider audience and to update existing texts in the area. It presents the topic from an engineering viewpoint, emphasizing the descriptional and implementational aspects. The relevant mathematics is also included, for it gives rigor and validity to the method and provides a foundation for further research.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.8MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Semantics: Advances in Theories and Mathematical ModelsSemantics: Advances in Theories and Mathematical Models
by - InTech
The book is a blend of a number of great ideas, theories, mathematical models, and practical systems in the domain of Semantics. Topics include: Background; Queries, Predicates, and Semantic Cache; Algorithms and Logic Programming; etc.
(4948 views)
Book cover: Exploring Programming Language Architecture in PerlExploring Programming Language Architecture in Perl
by
This book presents an informal and friendly introduction to some of the core ideas in modern computer science, using the programming language Perl as its vehicle. The book takes the form of a series of working interpreters for the language PScheme.
(9294 views)
Book cover: Understanding Programming LanguagesUnderstanding Programming Languages
by - John Wiley & Sons
The book explains what alternatives are available to the language designer, how language constructs should be used for safety and readability, how language constructs are implemented, the role of language in expressing and enforcing abstractions.
(11746 views)
Book cover: The Z Notation: A Reference ManualThe Z Notation: A Reference Manual
by - Prentice Hall
The standard Z notation for specifying and designing software has evolved over the best part of a decade. This an informal but rigorous reference manual is written with the everyday needs of readers and writers of Z specifications in mind.
(7042 views)