**Semantics of Programming Languages**

by Andrew M. Pitts

**Publisher**: University of Cambridge 2002**Number of pages**: 97

**Description**:

The aim of the course is to introduce the structural, operational approach to programming language semantics. The course shows how this formalism is used to specify the meaning of some simple programming language constructs and to reason formally about semantic properties of programs.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(480KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Formal Languages**

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.

(

**5201**views)

**Categories, Types, and Structures**

by

**Andrea Asperti, Giuseppe Longo**-

**MIT Press**

Here is an introduction to category theory for the working computer scientist. It is a self-contained introduction to general category theory and the mathematical structures that constitute the theoretical background.

(

**14703**views)

**The Design and Implementation of Probabilistic Programming Languages**

by

**Noah D. Goodman, Andreas Stuhlmüller**-

**dippl.org**

This book explains how to implement PPLs by lightweight embedding into a host language. We illustrate this by designing WebPPL, a small PPL embedded in Javascript. We show how to implement several algorithms for universal probabilistic inference.

(

**2801**views)

**The Z Notation: A Reference Manual**

by

**J. M. Spivey**-

**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.

(

**8257**views)