Computer Science 262
September 2010

Title:   Comparative Programming Languages
Instructor:   Cezar Câmpeanu
Email:   ccampeanu < at > upei < dot > ca
Office:   CASS 405
Tel:   (902)566-0485
Textbook:   Concepts of Programming Languages ninth edition
by Robert W. Sebesta
Addison Wesley, ISBN-13: 978 0-13-607347-5
ISBN-10: 0-13-607347-5
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General description:   This course examines the principal features of major types of programming languages, including procedural, logical, functional and object-oriented languages. Features include data program structures, types, support for abstraction, operating environments, parameter-passing mechanism, control structures, scope, and binding rules. Each language type is illustrated by considering a specific language. Natural areas of application for major high-level languages are studied.
Time and Location:   Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:15, MCD 239
Office Hours:   Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:45 or anytime by appointment (please send email)
Midterm Exam:   Thursday, October 28, during class.
Final Exam:  
Main Building 432, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:00 am
Everything marked. Marks submitted.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination (October) Project (Report by November) Final Examination
30% 20% 15% 35%
Course Resources:
  1. Assignments
  2. Handouts
  3. Project
  4. Tentative Schedule
  5. Moodle login
Free Software Links:
  1. SWI-Prolog
  2. B-Prolog
  3. The GNU Project
  4. Dr. Scheme
  5. A Free Pascal Compiler
  6. An Algol Compiler
  7. Another Algol68 Compiler
  8. SmallEiffel, The GNU Eiffel Compiler
  9. Links to Other Free Compilers
  10. DEV C/CPP
  11. DEV Pascal
Documentation Links:
  1. Scheme 372
  2. Scheme 423
Important Notices: Please, check course web site periodically for updates. To view ps documents, you can download Aladdin Ghostview or another free viewer. To view PDF documents,you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe site. For operating system like Linux, the viewers are included into the distribution (everything is free and very reliable - for pdf files, please use gv or acroread, rather than xpdf). On Solaris workstation, you can download the files and view them with acroread (pdf) or ghostview (ps). To view them in your browser, you must enable the plug-in (Edit - Preferences - Navigator - Applications, select Portable Document Format (Postscript Document), Edit, click Application, and choose Acrobat, then click ok, and ok). For any problems concerning the CS262 pages, please contact me.
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