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Programming Languages -- Design and Implementation 1975. Terrence Pratt.

Programming Languages -- Design and Implementation 1975.

Prentice Hall, NJ 1975, later printing; 530 pages, index, references ISBN 0137304323.
Condition: Very Good or a bit better condition, dark green hardcover with titles in gilt on spine and cover; no dustjacket. Light shelfwear to corners, small sticker residue on rear board. Binding is tight and secure, pages are clean and unmarked.
Price: $10.00
Item no. M428
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Contents includes - The Sutdy of Programming languages - why study programming languages, what makes a good language, a note on terminology, references and suggestions for further reading etc;

programming Language Processors -- hardware and firmware computers; translators and software-simulated computers; translation and simulation in two languages -- FORTRAN and SNOBOL4; Virtual computers; hierarchies of computers; binding and binding time, etc

Data -- programmer and system defined data; relation betwen data and operations; arrays; sets; more Operations -- pattern matching; operations on programs; subprograms; more Sequence Control; Data Control; Storage Management; Operating Environment (batch-processing environments, interactive environments etc); Syntax and Translation;

Part II -- LANGUAGES -- FORTRAN (Structure of a Fortran virtual computer; brief overview of the language, etc) ALGOL 60 -- brief overview of the language; annotated example - summation of a vector; Data; operations; sequence control; operating environment, etc

COBOL (similiar chapter subheadings as above) PL/I, LISP 1.5, SNOBOL 4, APL

Epilogue -- the Turing Language and Language Universality EACH SECTION above with separate References and suggestions for further reading at end; plus, Problems at ends of sections.