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This book explains the concepts underlying programming languages, and demonstrates how these concepts are synthesized in the major paradigms: imperative, OO, concurrent, functional, logic and with recent scripting languages. It gives greatest prominence to the OO paradigm. It includes numerous examples using C, Java and C++ as exemplar languages. It features additional case study languages: Python, Haskell, Prolog and Ada. It provides extensive end of chapter exercises with sample solutions on the companion Web site. It deepens study by examining the motivation of programming languages not just their features.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470853207
ISBN-10: 0470853204
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 187mm x 26mm)
Pages: 492
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David A. Watt

David Watt is a Professor of Computing Science at Glasgow University. His research interests include the design, specification, and implementation of programming languages, and he has published several books on the topic. He has many years of teaching experience on this and other programming subjects.

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