Summer 2020 - CMPT 383 D100

Comparative Programming Languages (3)

Class Number: 3674

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 21, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225, and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

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:

The objective of this course is to give the student a better understanding of non-imperative programming, and other important distinctions between languages. Various concepts and principles underlying the design and use of modern programming languages are considered. We will take a detailed look at a pure functional programming language, and a language that promotes concurrency.

Online offering notes: you will need a computer with a webcam and reliable Internet access. The computer should be powerful enough to run a virtual machine: at least 8 GB memory, 20 GB disk, and a reasonably decent processor. There will be 3-4 in-class activities during the semester which must be completed during the lecture time. Otherwise, lectures will be posted as a "watch party" where we can watch together (and ask questions in a forum), but they can also be viewed later.

Topics

  • Expressing algorithms functionally
  • Functional programming in Haskell
  • Type systems in programming languages
  • Compilers, interpretters, and runtime environments
  • Challenges and techniques in concurrent programming
  • Safe & concurrent programming in Rust

Grading

NOTES:

Weekly exercises 15%; assignments 35%; midterm exam 10%; final exam 40%.

Will include weekly exercises, assignments, quizzes (in lecture time), and a project. Details will be discussed in the first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Programming in Haskell
  • Graham Hutton
  • Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316626221

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.