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By Robert W. Sebesta

ISBN-10: 0131395319

ISBN-13: 9780131395312

For undergraduate scholars in machine technological know-how and desktop Programming courses.

Now in its 10th version, Concepts of Programming Languages introduces scholars to the most constructs of up to date programming languages and gives the instruments had to seriously evaluation present and destiny programming languages. Readers achieve an outstanding starting place for realizing the elemental strategies of programming languages during the author's presentation of layout concerns for numerous language constructs, the exam of the layout offerings for those constructs in probably the most universal languages, and important comparability of the layout possible choices. moreover, Sebesta strives to arrange the reader for the research of compiler layout through offering an in-depth dialogue of programming language constructions, offering a proper approach to describing syntax, and introducing ways to lexical and syntactic analysis.

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These parse trees represent the syntactic structure of the program. In many cases, no actual parse tree structure is constructed; rather, the information that would be required to build a tree is generated and used directly. Both lexical units and parse trees are further discussed in Chapter 3. Lexical analysis and syntax analysis, or parsing, are discussed in Chapter 4. 4 Intermediate languages sometimes look very much like assembly languages, and in fact, sometimes are actual assembly languages.

Abstraction is a key concept in contemporary programming language design. This is a reflection of the central role that abstraction plays in modern program design methodologies. The degree of abstraction allowed by a programming language and the naturalness of its expression are therefore important to its writability. Programming languages can support two distinct categories of abstraction, process and data. A simple example of process abstraction is the use of a subprogram to implement a sort algorithm that is required several times in a program.

Most programming languages allow some kind of aliasing—for example, two pointers set to point to the same variable, which is possible in most languages. In such a program, the programmer must always remember that changing the value pointed to by one of the two changes the value referenced by the other. Some kinds of aliasing, as described in Chapters 5 and 9 can be prohibited by the design of a language. In some languages, aliasing is used to overcome deficiencies in the language’s data abstraction facilities.

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