Summer 2022 - CMPT 383 D100

Comparative Programming Languages (3)

Class Number: 3503

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

    Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    Toby Donaldson
    tjd@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-7433
  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)), all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Various concepts and principles underlying the design and use of modern programming languages are considered in the context of procedural, object-oriented, functional and logic programming languages. Topics include data and control structuring constructs, facilities for modularity and data abstraction, polymorphism, syntax, and formal semantics.

COURSE DETAILS:

A practice-oriented exploration of concepts and principles underlying the design and use of modern programming languages, including object-oriented programming and functional programming. Approximately every two weeks a new language will be discussed, such as LISP, Ruby, Haskell, Go, and Prolog.

Topics

  • Introduction to fundamental programming ideas and approaches
  • Go: procedures and concurrency
  • LISP (using Racket): lists, functional programming, and interactive programming
  • Haskell: functional programming with types
  • Ruby: dynamic and practical object-oriented language
  • Prolog: logic programming

Grading

NOTES:

The marking scheme will be provided in the first week of class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

Programming Language Pragmatics
  • Michael L. Scott, Morgan Kaufmann
  • 2015
  • 9780124104099

RECOMMENDED READING:

Thinking Functionally with Haskell

  • Richard Bird
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2014

ISBN: 9781107452640

Programming in Haskell

  • Second Edition
  • Graham Hutton
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2016

ISBN: 9781316626221

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

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