Summer 2023 - CMPT 383 D100
Comparative Programming Languages (3)
Class Number: 4005
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 16, 2023
Wed, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
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Prerequisites:CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)), all with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Expressing algorithms functionally
- Functional programming in Haskell
- Type systems in programming languages
- Compilers, interpretters, and runtime environments
- Challenges and techniques in concurrent programming
- Safe programming in Rust
Will include weekly exercises, assignments, quizzes, and exams.
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).
- Programming in Haskell, Graham Hutton, Cambridge University Press,
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