Course Summary

This course covers the essential concepts and features in the design and implementation of programming languages. Students will learn various programming languages and paradigms. Students will have the ability to pick the best language for an application, and the ability to learn new programming languages independently.

Prerequisites: CMPSC 221 (OO Programming); CMPSC 360 (Discrete Math)

Administrative Information

Lectures: MWF 12:20-1:10pm at Chambers Bldg 101

Professor: Gang Tan; IST 346C; phone: 814-8657364; gtan at cse dot psu dot edu
Office hours: Weds 2-4pm, or by appointment

Teaching Assistants: Anindita Bandyopadhyay (; Office hours: Thursdays 2-4pm in IST 338A
Mengran Fan (; Office hours: Monday 3-4:30pm in IST 338E

Syllabus: See the [PDF] file.

Textbook: Michael L. Scott. Programming Language Pragmatics (third or fourth edition). Morgan Kaufmann. 3rd edition ISBN: 978-0123745149; 4th edition ISBN: 978-0124104099.