Written in an informal yet informative style, Programming Language Fundamentals by Example uses active learning techniques, giving students a professional learning experience based on professional methods applied with professional standards. It provides an understanding of the many languages and notations used in computer science, the formal models
How Did We Get Here? Historical Development of Programming Language Features. Introduction to Linguistics. Milestone 1: Learning a New Language: gForth. Linguistics for Programming Languages. What is a General Structure for Compiling? Personal Software Design Process. Milestone 2: Lexical Structure and Scanner. Milestone 3: Parsing. Milestone 4: Type Checking. Milestone 5: Elementary Compiling: Constants. Prelude to Scoping and Functions: the ?-calculus. Milestone 6: Scoping and Local Variables. Milestone 7: User Functions I: Non-Recursion. Milestone 8: User Functions II: Recursion. Milestone 9: Complex Data Types.