Course Information for Fall 2018

Time: TR 9:30-10:45am (section A), TR 1:00-2:15pm (section B)
Place: Davis 117
Final Exam: Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:30-4:30pm, Lovejoy 215

Instructor Information

Prof. Stephanie Taylor
Office: Davis 114
Email: s r taylor _at_ colby _dot_ edu

Office hours: M 10-12, possibly also 4-5, T 10:45-11:45, W 2:30-4:00, R 10:45-11:45 and 4:00-5:00
Any time my door is open. Good times this semester are MWF before 11am.

Course Description

This course is a survey of programming languages and paradigms. We will focus on the design of programming languages and compare and contrast different language familes including imperative, object-oriented, functional, and logic paradigms. Topics include syntax, context-free grammars, parsing, semantics, abstract representations of programming processes and structures, memory management, and exceptions. Students will undertake small programming projects in various languages and more extensive projects in two languages of their choice. Students will present the characteristics of their chosen languages to their peers at the end of the term.

Prerequisite: CS 231

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