PB006 Principles of Programming Languages and OOP

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Jan Obdržálek, PhD. (lecturer)
Mgr. Anna Řechtáčková (assistant)
RNDr. Vladimír Štill, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jan Obdržálek, PhD.
Department of Computer Science – Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Jan Obdržálek, PhD.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science – Faculty of Informatics
Fri 8:00–9:50 Virtuální místnost
( IB111 Foundations of Programming || IB002 Algorithms I ) && PB071 Principles of low-level prog.
The course is, due to its synthetic nature, intended for students with some knowledge of a modern imperative programming language (Python), some low-level language (C) and a functional programming language (Haskell).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the various concepts present in modern programming languages. The course also serves as an introduction to object-oriented programming.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able:
to choose a programming language (programming paradigm) suitable for a given problem domain;
to analyze both strong and weak aspects of a given programming language;
to quickly obtain an in-depth understanding a of new programming language;
understand the principles of object-oriented programming.
  • Names, bindings, scopes. Block structure. Representing object in memory.
  • Primitive and composite types. Typechecking. Lists. Pointers and references. Type derivation.
  • Control flow: expressions, statements, control structures.
  • Subprograms: local definitions, parameter passing, overloaded and generic functions. Coroutines.
  • Abstract data types: basic concepts, encapsulation, case studies. Parameterized ADT, generics. Namespaces.
  • Object oriented programming: principles, inheritance, dynamic binding.
  • Exceptions: basic concepts, case studies, exceptions in functional programming languages. Event handling.
    recommended literature
  • SEBESTA, Robert W. Concepts of Programming Languages. 10th Edition. Addison-Wesley. 816 pp. ISBN 978-0-13-139531-2. 2012. info
  • Programming language pragmatics. Edited by Michael Lee Scott. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier Science [distributor]. xxxi, 875. ISBN 9780126339512. 2006. info
Teaching methods
The course is organized as a series of lectures.
Assessment methods
Evaluation: final written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
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 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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