The ultimate, definitive programming language has not been created yet, far from it.
Almost every day a new language is created, and new functionalities are added to
existing languages. Improvements in programming languages contribute to making
programs more reliable, shorten the development time, and make programs easier
to maintain. Improvements are also needed to satisfy new requirements, such as the
development of parallel, distributed or mobile programs.
The design and implementation of programming languages, from Fortran and Cobol to Caml and Java, has been one of the key developments in the management of ever more complex computerized systems. Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages gives the reader the means to discover the tools to think, design, and implement these languages. It proposes a unified vision of the different formalisms that permit definition of a programming language: small steps operational semantics, big steps operational semantics, and denotational semantics, emphasising that all seek to define a relation between three objects: a program, an input value, and an output value. These formalisms are illustrated by presenting the semantics of some typical features of programming languages: functions, recursivity, assignments, records, objects, ... showing that the study of programming languages does not consist of studying languages one after another, but is organized around the features that are present in these various languages. The study of these features leads to the development of evaluators, interpreters and compilers, and also type inference algorithms, for small languages.
Foundations and Advances in Data Mining With the growing use of information technology and the recent advances in web systems, the amount of data available to users has increased exponentially. Thus, there is a critical need to understand the content of the data. As a result, data-mining has become a popular research topic in recent years for the treatment of the “data rich and... Satellite Communications, Fourth Edition (Professional Engineering) The Most Complete and Accessible Guide to the Fundamentals and New Developments in Satellite Communications Technology
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Compared to many clinical methods and procedures,
electrocardiography is not particularly
new. The first human electrocardiogram was
recorded by Dr Augustus Desiré Waller in 1887.
Since that time, the development of electrocardiography
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advancement of the physiologic understanding...
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1: Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors
Want to know how to use an electronic component? This first book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects—complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you...
Algorithm Collections for Digital Signal Processing Applications using Matlab The Algorithms such as SVD, Eigen decomposition, Gaussian Mixture Model, HMM etc. are scattered in different fields. There is the need to collect all such algorithms for quick reference. Also there is the need to view such algorithms in application point of view. Algorithm Collections for Digital Signal Processing Applications using MATLAB...