CS 510 Principles of Programming Languages

An introduction to programming language design and implementation, with an emphasis on the abstractions provided by programming languages. Assignments involve problem-solving issues in principles of programming languages such as Scheme and ML. Recursive types and recursive functions; structural induction; abstract data types; abstract syntax; implementing languages with interpreters; static vs. dynamic scoping, closures, and state; exceptions; types: type-checking, type inference, static vs. dynamic typing; object-oriented languages: classes and interfaces, inheritance, and subtyping; polymorphism and genericity; and design patterns and the visitor pattern.




CS 590 or MA 502 and (Grad Student or (Junior or Senior))


Computer Science Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester