Principles of Programming Languages
IPP Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits
The course offers basic classification of programming languages with more detailed explanation of imperative and declarative languages. Explaining imperative paradigm, it will be presented non-structured, structured (both block and modular), and object-oriented prgoramming languages. A brief introduction into functional and logic programming will be studied during explanation of declarative paradigm. The underlying theories are discussed too. Students will be also given an introduction to processing (translation) of presented programming paradigms/languages.
Language of instruction
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Students will be able to classify programming languages. They will be able to use a given programming paradigm on a certain level too. Moreover, basic analysis and compilation issues will be clarified as well.
To give an overview: of existing programming paradigms, of range of existing programming languages and their classification, and of requirements on programming language analysis and translation.
Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills
Formal languages and their models, grammars, automata; translation/analysis of formal languages. Focus on regular and context-free languages and their models, grammars, automata and processing.
- Lecture notes in PDF file
- Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - I, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP I, VUT FIT, 2006
- Křivka, Z., Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - II, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP II, VUT FIT, 2008
- Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - III, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP III, VUT FIT, 2006
- Sebesta R.W.: Concepts of Programming Languages, 4th edition, ADDISON-WESLEY, 1999, ISBN 0-201-38596-1
- MacLennan, B.J.: Principles of Programming Languages: Design, Evaluation, and Implementation (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press, 1999
Syllabus of lectures
- Introduction, definition of used terms
- Imperative languages, non-structured programming languages
- Block-structured programming languages
- Modular languages
- Object-oriented languages
- Some specialities of object-oriented programming languages
- Comparison of various kinds of imperative programming languages
- Declarative languages, lambda calculus
- Functional programming languages
- Logical programming languages
- Another declarative programming languages, their comparison
- Main differences in usage and implementation of declarative and imperative programming languages
- Conclussion, discussion of the follow-up courses
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
A simple program or programs/scripts implemented in the given programming language together with relevant documentation.
- Mid-term exam, for which there is only one schedule and, thus, there is no possibility to have another trial - 20 points.
- One project should be solved and delivered in given deadlines during a term - 20 points.
- Mid-term exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in sentences, by selection of appropriate answer from offered ones, and by combination of both of these possibilities, no possibility to have a second/alternative trial. (20 points)
- Projects realization - 1 project (program(s) development according to a given specification) with appropriate documentation. (20 points)
- Final exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in sentences, by selection of appropriate answer from offered ones, and by combination of both of these possibilities, 2 another corrections trials possible. (60 points - the minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 25, otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.)
At the end of a term, a student should have at least 50% of points that he or she could obtain during the term; that means at least 20 points out of 40.
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