Programming Language Pragmatics, Third Edition

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Programming Language Pragmatics, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive programming language book available today. Taking the perspective that language design and implementation are tightly interconnected and that neither can be fully understood in isolation, this critically acclaimed and bestselling book has been thoroughly updated to cover the most recent developments in programming language design, inclouding Java 6 and 7, C++0X, C# 3.0, F#, Fortran 2003 and 2008, Ada 2005, and Scheme R6RS.

A new chapter on run-time program management covers virtual machines, managed code, just-in-time and dynamic compilation, reflection, binary translation and rewriting, mobile code, sandboxing, and debugging and program analysis tools. Over 800 numbered examples are provided to help the reader quickly cross-reference and access content.

This text is designed for undergraduate Computer Science students, programmers, and systems and software engineers.

  • Classic programming foundations text now updated to familiarize students with the languages they are most likely to encounter in the workforce, including including Java 7, C++, C# 3.0, F#, Fortran 2008, Ada 2005, Scheme R6RS, and Perl 6.
  • New and expanded coverage of concurrency and run-time systems ensures students and professionals understand the most important advances driving software today.
  • Includes over 800 numbered examples to help the reader quickly cross-reference and access content.

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Programming Language Pragmatics is the most comprehensive programming language book available today. Taking the perspective that language design and language implementation are tightly interconnected and that neither can be fully understood in isolation, this critically acclaimed and bestselling book has been thoroughly updated to cover the most recent developments in programming language design. With a new chapter on run-time program management and expanded coverage of concurrency, this new edition provides both students and professionals alike with a solid understanding of the most important issues driving software development today.

THIRD EDITION FEATURES

  • Covers the most recent developments in programming language design, including Java 6 and 7, C++0X, C# 3.0, F#, Fortran 2003 and 2008, Ada 2005, and Scheme R6RS.

  • Includes a new chapter on run-time program management, covering virtual machines, managed code, just-in-time and dynamic compilation, reflection, binary translation and rewriting, mobile code, sandboxing, and debugging and program analysis tools.

  • Updates the concurrency chapter to address the latest developments in computer architecture and parallel language design, with major new sections on multicore and supercomputer machines, nonblocking synchronization, event-driven programming, memory consistency models, and transactional memory, plus new or updated coverage of OpenMP, Erlang, the pthreads library, and the concurrency features of Java and C#.

  • Improves pedagogy throughout the book, with extensive changes to the introductory chapter and the coverage of scanning and parsing, modules and scoping, macros and in-lining, polymorphism, monads, iteration and enumeration, array management, and object and subroutine closures.

About the Author:

Michael L. Scott is a professor and past Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester. He is best known for work on synchronization and concurrent data structures: algorithms from his group appear in a wide variety of commercial and open-source systems. A Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, he shared the 2006 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. In 2001 he received the University's Robert and Pamela Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching.

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