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Principles of Programming Languages

I referred to Bruce J. MacLennan’s Principles of Programming Languages in my previous post, then discovered I can’t find the list anywhere on the ‘net, at least not as I was taught them. They are (AFIK) derived from his book, … Continue reading

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Vala

Yesterday I decided to indulge my language fiddling impulse and spent some time reading about Vala and writing some simple programs in it. As far as I can tell, it is the answer to the running “My ideal language…” conversation … Continue reading

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Languages for Computers, Languages for Computing

We had a day of playing with Lisp in CS655 in preparation for the next assignment, and, like every time I am exposed to Lisp, it makes me think about one of my favorite ways of classifying programming languages. The … Continue reading

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ML and Music

I’ve been working on figuring out ML for an Advanced Programming Languages assignment. ML is a peculiar language, so it’s been taking some time, and when I’m spending hours staring at blocks of text I tend to get more into … Continue reading

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Ada

The latest weird obsolete piece of technology I’ve decided I enjoy is the Ada programming language, an older imperative language, developed at the request of the Department of Defense in the late 70s, and named after Augusta Ada King, Countess … Continue reading

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