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Formal syntax and semantics of programming languages

a laboratory based approach

by Kenneth Slonneger

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Published by Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. in Reading, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers) -- Syntax.,
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers) -- Semantics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 611-624) and index.

    StatementKenneth Slonneger, Barry L. Kurtz.
    ContributionsKurtz, Barry L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.7 .S59 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 637 p. :
    Number of Pages637
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1080703M
    ISBN 100201656973
    LC Control Number94004203


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