Computer Science 2620
January 2022

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 0-13-394302-3
or ISBN-10: 0-13-394302-X
ISBN-13: 978 0-13-394316-0
Textbook web site:
Course web site:  

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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:   First part online, then IN PERSON
Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM,
Kelley Memorial Bldg, 237
Section 2: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM,
McDougall Hall, 227, Robertson Library 211
Kelley Memorial Bldg, 237
Office Hours:   TBA or anytime by appointment (please send email)
Midterm Exam:   Tuesday, March 22, 2022, during class time (8:30-9:45), (1:00-2:15).
Final Exam:  
April 25, 2022, at 7:00 pm (AST), Young Sports Ctr, 117
    This course is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lnu Epekwitk (Island Mi'kmaq), a district of Mi'kma'ki, the Mi'kmaq Nation.
Please check your all your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office by the end of the day tomorrow May 2, 2022 (if they are not already in).
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% 20% 30%
Course Resources:
  1. Assignments
  2. Handouts
  3. Project
  4. Moodle login section 1
  5. Moodle login section 2
  6. Assignment Policy
  7. Tentative Schedule
  8. Virtual Machine (ready for download)
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Cezar Câmpeanu