Introduction to Programming Languages: Programming in C, C++, Scheme, Prolog, C#, and SOA takes a balanced approach to teaching programming paradigms, principles, and the language mechanisms while focusing on language constructs and programming skills. It is intended for a course where students have already completed a basic computer science course and have learned a high-level programming language like C, C++, or Java.
Introduction to Programming Languages:
- Covers four langauges: imperative C, object-oriented C++, functional Scheme, and logic Prolog
- Teaches language structures at different layers (lexical, syntactic, contextual, and semantic), the control structures and the execution models of imperative, object-oriented, functional, and logic programming languages.
- Explains program processing (compilation vs. interpretation) and preprocessing (macros and inlining).
- Describes different aspects of a variable, including its type, scope, name, address, memory location, and value.
- Includes assignments, programming exercises, and projects at the end of each chapter.