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Practical Introduction to Denotational Semantics

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ISBN-10: 0521314232

ISBN-13: 9780521314237

Edition: 1986

Authors: L Allison

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This textbook is an introduction to denotational semantics and its applications to programming languages. Dr Allison emphasizes a practical approach and the student is encouraged to write and test denotational definitions. The first section is devoted to the mathematical foundations of the subject and sufficient detail is given to illustrate the fundamental problems. The remainder of the book covers the use of denotational semantics to describe sequential programming languages such as Algol, Pascal and C. Throughout, numerous exercises, usually in Pascal, will help the student practise writing definitions and carry out simple applications. The book culminates in discussing an executable…    
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/30/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction
Basics
Notation
Lattices
A simple language
Direct semantics
Control
Data structures and data types
A prolog semantics
Miscellaneous
Appendix
References
Index of definitions
Subject index