CSE307 - Spring 2018

Principles of Programing Languages course


Course Description

Presents examples of important programming languages and paradigms such as LISP, ALGOL, ADA, ML, Prolog, and C++. Students write sample programs in some of the languages studied. The languages are used to illustrate programming language constructs such as binding, binding times, data types and implementation, operations (assignment data-type creation, pattern matching), data control, storage management, parameter passing, and operating environment. The suitability of these various languages for particular programming tasks is also covered. (https://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/students/Undergraduate-Studies/courses/CSE307)


Instructor: Dr. Paul Fodor
214 New Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University
Office hours: Thursdays 10:00-11:30am and Fridays 11:30am-1:00pm
Phone: 1 (631) 632-9820
Email: paul.fodor@stonybrook.edu

Class Time and Place

  • Lectures: TuTh 7-8:20PM, Harriman 137.

Lecture Notes and Reading Assignments

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. The homework assignments and labs are posted on Blackboard: http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu
Week Date Lecture Topics/Notes Readings
1 Tu. 1/23 Administrative information ABET
Th. 1/25 Introduction to Programming Languages Read texbook ch. 1, Prolog , Latex
2 Tu. 1/30 Python n/a
Th. 2/1 Python (cont.) n/a
3 Tu. 2/6 SML n/a
Th. 2/8 SML (cont.) n/a
4 Tu. 2/13 SML (cont.) n/a
Th. 2/15 Programming language syntax Read texbook ch. 2
5 Tu. 2/20 Programming language syntax (cont.) n/a
Th. 2/22 Programming language syntax (cont.) n/a
6 Tu. 2/27 Midterm 1 Review See Blackboard here:http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu
Th. 3/1 MIDTERM EXAM 1 n/a
7 Tu. 3/6 Names, Scopes, and Bindings Read texbook ch. 3
Th. 3/8 Names, Scopes, and Bindings (cont.) n/a
8 Th. 3/12-18 Spring Recess See Stony Brook Calendars here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/registrar/calendars/academic_calendars.html
9 Tu. 3/20 Semantic Analysis Read texbook ch. 4
Th. 3/22 Control Flow Read texbook ch. 6
10 Tu. 3/27 Control Flow (cont.) n/a
Th. 3/29 Data Types Read texbook ch. 7 and 8
11 Tu. 4/3 Data Types (cont.) n/a
Th. 4/5 Subroutines and Control Abstraction Read texbook ch. 9
12 Tu. 4/10 Midterm 2 Review See Blackboard here:http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu
Th. 4/12 MIDTERM EXAM 2 n/a
13 Tu. 4/17 Data Abstraction and Object Orientation Read texbook ch. 10
Th. 4/19 Functional Languages Read texbook ch. 11
14 Tu. 4/24 Logic Languages Read texbook ch. 12
Th. 4/27 Logic Languages (cont.) n/a
15 Tu. 5/1 Logic Languages (cont.) n/a
Th. 5/3 Final review See Blackboard here:http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu
Final   FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:30-10:30 PM, (2 hours final exam), in classroom See Final Exams University Schedule here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/registrar/registration/exams.html

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If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC(Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128, (631)632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
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