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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

COSC 59 Principles of Programming Languages

This course provides a study of the principles of programming languages. The course will focus on the similarities and differences among imperative, functional, logical, and object-oriented programming languages. Topics include formal definitions of languages and tools for automatic program translation, control structures, parameter passing, scoping, types, and functions as first-class objects. For each language category, implementation issues will be discussed, and program development strategies illustrated through programming exercises.


COSC 10, COSC 30 and COSC 51 are recommended.

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