Computer Science 262
January 2017

Title:   Comparative Programming Languages
Instructor:   Cezar Câmpeanu
Email:   ccampeanu < at > upei < dot > ca
Office:   CASS 408
Tel:   (902)566-0485
Textbook:   Concepts of Programming Languages 11th Edition
by Robert W. Sebesta
Addison Wesley, ISBN-13: 978 0-13-394316-0
or ISBN-13: 978 0-13-394302-3
Course web site:  

Go To:,
Then follow the links: Teaching, and CS262 under Winter 2017.

Alternative route: Go To:,
Then follow the links: Faculty, Cezar Campeanu, Personal webpage, Teaching, and CS262 under Winter 2017.

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:   Monday Wednesday Friday 11:30-12:20, Main 420
Office Hours:   Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:20 or anytime by appointment (please send email)
Midterm Exam:   Wednesday, March 1, during class.
Final MARKS:  
Everything Marked

Please check your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office on Wednesday April 26, 2017.
Have a nice Summer!
ACADEMIC HONESTY:   This course is committed to the principle of academic integrity. Submitted work is expected to reflect an individual effort. Copying or cheating on assignments or tests will be dealt with harshly. Students should read Academic Regulation 20 in the UPEI Calendar at page 61 (
Avoiding Plagiarism:   The following link will help you identify and. avoid plagiarism
Individual Work Expectations:   You are expected to write your own code, your own proofs, your own examples, and so on. Unless explicitly specified in the assignment's text, the submitted work should be all yours.
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination (February) Project (Report by March) Final Examination
30% 20% 15% 35%
Course Resources:
  1. Assignments
  2. Handouts
  3. Project
  4. Tentative Schedule
  5. Moodle login
  6. Assignment Policy
  7. Virtual Machine
Free Software Links:
  1. SWI-Prolog
  2. B-Prolog
  3. The GNU Project
  4. Cobol
  5. Algol
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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