PB006 Principles of Programming Languages

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2006
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
RNDr. Libor Škarvada (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Libor Škarvada
Wed 18:00–19:50 D1
! P006 Principles of Prog.Languages
A basic knowledge of one imperative and one functional language is beneficial.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course provides the students with information about programming paradigms and basic concepts used in programming languages.
  • Brief history of programming languages, overview of basic programming pradigms.
  • Syntax, language, program. Abstract and concrete syntax.
  • Static semantics. Typing, validation functions.
  • Name spaces, visibility of program items. Block structure and modular structure.
  • Types and type systems. Ground types, type constructors. Polymorphic types, parametric polymorphism and inclusion polymorphism, overloading, type classes.
  • Subtypes, inherence. Types as sorts, types as signatures, types as theories.
  • Dynamic semantics, computation.
  • Imperative paradigm. Commands, state, memory locations, state transformers, mutable variables, destructive assignment.
  • Functional paradigm. Expressions. functions, variables. Aplication, abstraction, reduction strategies.
  • Logic paradigm. Formulae, predicates, satisfiability. Horn clauses, resolution, unification.
  • Concurrency, communication. Deadlock. Interrupts, events. Semaphores, mutual exclusion, critical sections.
  • Call by value, call by name. Call by result, by value-result.
  • WATT, Alan H. and Muffy THOMAS. Programming language syntax and semantics. New York: Prentice Hall, 1991. xvi, 389 s. ISBN 0-13-726266-3. info
  • TENNENT, R. D. Principles of programming languages. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall International, 1981. xiv, 271 s. ISBN 0-13-709873-1. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Kurs probíhá formou přednášek a je ukončen písemnou zkouškou.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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