Implementation of Programming Languages - COM00013I

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jeremy Jacob
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module occurrences

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

The theory & practice of translating a human-oriented programming language into a machine-oriented programming language.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Use appropriate tools to construct lexers and parsers as part of analysis.
  • Implement checkers for simple type systems.
  • Use and generate operational semantics for simple languages
  • Generate a translation from a high-level notation a low-level notation
  • Extend generation with optimising stages

Academic and graduate skills

  • Analysing and solving problems

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Implementation of Programming Languages
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Implementation of Programming Languages
1.5 hours 100

Module feedback

There will be two opportunities to get formative feedback on examination style questions.

Key texts

**** Aarne Ranta, Implementing Programming Languages, College Publications, 2012.



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