Formal Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages
by Kenneth Slonneger, Barry L. Kurtz
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman 1994
Number of pages: 637
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. A "laboratory component" is integrated throughout the text.
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by Robert Harper
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