Principles of Programming Languages Notes (PPL)

Principles of Programming Languages Notes

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Preliminary Concepts: Reasons for studying, concepts of programming languages, Programming domains, Language Evaluation Criteria, influences on Language design, Language categories, Programming Paradigms – Imperative, Object Oriented, functional Programming , Logic Programming. Programming Language Implementation – Compilation and Virtual Machines, programming environments.

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Syntax and Semantics: general Problem of describing Syntax and Semantics, formal methods of describing syntax – BNF, EBNF for common programming languages features, parse trees, ambiguous grammars, attribute grammars, denotational semantics and axiomatic semantics for common programming language features.

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Data types: Introduction, primitive, character, user defined, array, associative, record, union, pointer and reference types, design and implementation uses related to these types. Names, Variable, concept of binding, type checking, strong typing, type compatibility, named constants, variable initialization.

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Expressions and Statements: Arithmetic relational and Boolean expressions, Short circuit evaluation mixed mode assignment, Assignment Statements, Control Structures – Statement Level, Compound Statements, Selection, Iteration, Unconditional Statements, guarded commands.

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Subprograms and Blocks: Fundamentals of sub-programs, Scope and lifetime of variable, static and dynamic scope, Design issues of subprograms and operations, local referencing environments, parameter passing methods, overloaded sub-programs, generic sub-programs, parameters that are sub-program names, design issues for functions user defined overloaded operators, co routines.

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Abstract Data types: Abstractions and encapsulation, introductions to data abstraction, design issues, language examples, C++ parameterized ADT, object oriented programming in small talk, C++, Java, C#, Ada 95

Concurrency: Subprogram level concurrency, semaphores, monitors, massage passing, Java threads, C# threads.

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Exception handling : Exceptions, exception Propagation, Exception handler in Ada, C++ and Java.Logic Programming Language : Introduction and overview of logic programming, basic elements of prolog, application of logic programming.

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Functional Programming Languages: Introduction, fundamentals of FPL, LISP, ML, Haskell, application of Functional Programming Languages and comparison of functional and imperative Languages. Scripting Language:Pragmatics, Key Concepts, Case Study: Python – values and types, variables, storage and control , Bindings and Scope , Procedural Abstraction, Data Abstraction, Seperate Compilation, Module Library.

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TEXT BOOKS : Principles of Programming Languages Notes – PPL Notes – PPL Pd Notes

  1. Concepts of Programming Languages Robert .W. Sebesta 6/e, Pearson Education.
  2. Programming Languages –Louden, Second Edition, Thomson.

REFERENCES : Principles of Programming Languages Notes – PPL Notes – PPL Pd Notes

  1. Programming languages –Ghezzi, 3/e, John Wiley
  2. Programming Languages Design and Implementation – Pratt and Zelkowitz, Fourth Edition PHI/Pearson Education
  3. Programming languages –Watt, Wiley Dreamtech
  4. LISP Patric Henry Winston and Paul Horn Pearson Education.
  5. Programming in PROLOG Clocksin, Springer


Note :- These notes are according to the r09 Syllabus book of JNTUH.In R13 ,8-units of R09 syllabus are combined into 5-units in r13 syllabus.Click here to check all the JNTU Syllabus books 

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