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[off-topic] Survey or book on programming language structures
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Date: 2001-01-21 (21:18)
From: Markus Mottl <mottl@m...>
Subject: Re: [off-topic] Survey or book on programming language structures
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, David Mentre wrote:
> I'm looking for a survey or a book describing the various ways to
> structure a program and its data (functionnal, object-oriented,
> imperative, abstract data types, ...). I would particularly be
> interested in a common framework where common issues (polymorphism,
> adaptability, abstractions, genericity, ...) are described and solved
> by each formalism.

A very nice book is the following one ("Advanced Programming Language
Design" - 512 pages) by Raphel Finkel, especially because it is available
online free of charge as PDF:


It covers just about any programming paradigm and also gives a soft
introduction to formal programming language semantics. It seems that it
is exactly what you are looking for...

Best regards,
Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl, mottl@miss.wu-wien.ac.at, http://miss.wu-wien.ac.at/~mottl