Computer Science 262
January 2007

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, 7/E by Robert W. Sebesta,
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN-10: 0321330250
ISBN-13: 9780321330253
Textbook web site:,1144,0321330250,00.html
Course web site:   Go To:,
Then follow the links: Faculty and Staff, Cezar Campeanu, Personal webpage, Teaching, and CS262 under Winter 2007.
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, CASS 301
Office Hours:   Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:45, 2:30-3:30
Midterm March 13, 2007
Final exam, Thursday, April 12 at 2:00 pm, CASS 301
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination (February) Project (Report by April) 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
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.
Note: Second year students and up that are interested in marking, please check with Michelle McKearney. They must fill out an application.
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