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Action Semantics

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ISBN-10: 0521619335

ISBN-13: 9780521619332

Edition: 2005

Authors: Peter Mosses, C. J. van Rijsbergen, S. Abramsky, P. H. Aczel, Y. Gurevich

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Action Semantics is a novel approach to the formal description of programming languages. Its abstractness is at an intermediate level, between that of denotational and operational semantics. Action Semantics has considerable pragmatic advantages over all previous approaches, in its comprehensibility and accessibility, and especially in the usefulness of its semantic descriptions of realistic programming languages. In this volume, Dr Peter Mosses gives a thorough introduction to action semantics, and provides substantial illustrations of its use. Graduates of computer science or maths who have an interest in the semantics of programming languages will find Action Semantics a most helpful…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Language Descriptions
Motivation
Concepts
Formalities
Action Notation
Basic
Data
Functional
Declarative
Imperative
Reflective
Communicative
Action Semantic Descriptions
Statements
Literals
Expressions
Declarations
Variables
Subprogramming
Tasks
Conclusion
Other frameworks
Development
Appendices
Bibliography
Symbol Index
Concept Index