Course Information for Spring 2019

Time: TR 9:30-10:45am
Place: Davis 117
Final Exam: Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm

Instructor Information

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

Default Office hours: M 12-2:30, T 2-4, W 12:30-2:30, R 12:30-2:30, F 11-12
Any time my door is open
Note that my hours often need to change from week to week, and that I send out an email early each week (Sunday night or Monday morning) with my hours for the week

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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Source Code Examples

Source code examples are in Courses/CS333/Course_Materials/Spring2019.