Denotational Semantics: A Methodology for Language Development
by David Schmidt
Publisher: Kansas State University 2009
Number of pages: 304
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.
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by J. Girard, Y. Lafont, P. Taylor - Cambridge University Press
This little book comes from a short graduate course on typed lambda-calculus given at the Universite Paris. It is not intended to be encyclopedic and the selection of topics was really quite haphazard. Some very basic knowledge of logic is needed.
by Shriram Krishnamurthi - Brown University
Many people would regard this as being two books in one. One book is an introduction to programming, teaching you basic concepts of organizing data and the programs that operate over them. The other book is an introduction to programming languages.
by Robert Harper
This is a book on the foundations of programming languages. The emphasis is on the concept of type, which organizes the computational universe in the same way that the concept of set may be seen as an organizing principle for mathematics.
by Kenneth Slonneger, Barry L. Kurtz - Addison Wesley Longman
The book presents the typically difficult subject of formal methods in an informal, easy-to-follow manner. Readers with a basic grounding in discreet mathematics will be able to understand the practical applications of these difficult concepts.