Concepts of Programming Languages - COMP3161

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Corequisite: COMP2911

Excluded: COMP9161

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Programming language paradigms: imperative, object oriented, declarative (i.e., functional and logic). Theoretical foundations of programming languages: syntax, operatational, axiomatic and denotational semantics. Implementation aspects of central language features, such as dynamic and strong typing, polymorphism, overloading and automatic memory management. Abstracting over programming languages and architectures: byte code approach, component software.
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