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 Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman - McGraw-Hill
The book teaches how to program by employing the tools of abstraction and modularity. The central philosophy is that programming is the task of breaking large problems into small ones. You will learn how to program and how to think about programming.
by Joey Paquet, Serguei A. Mokhov - arXiv
Lecture notes for the Comparative Studies of Programming Languages course. These notes include a compiled book of primarily related articles from the Wikipedia, as well as Comparative Programming Languages book and other resources.
by David Schmidt - Kansas State University
Denotational semantics is a methodology for giving mathematical meaning to programming languages and systems. This book was written to make denotational semantics accessible to a wider audience and to update existing texts in the area.
by Keijo Ruohonen - Tampere University of Technology
In these notes the classical Chomskian formal language theory is fairly fully dealt with, omitting however much of automata constructs and computability issues. Surveys of Lindenmayer system theory and the mathematical theory of codes are given.