Principles of Programming Languages

Language of Instruction:Czech
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IPP/private/
Completion:credit+exam (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Kolář Dušan, doc. Dr. Ing. (DIFS)
Deputy guarantor:Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Lecturer:Kolář Dušan, doc. Dr. Ing. (DIFS)
Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Instructor:Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Formal Languages and Compilers (IFJ), DIFS
Monexam - 1. oprava2019-05-20D0206 D105 09:0011:502BIA 2BIB 3BIT
Monexam - 2. oprava2019-06-03D0206 D105 12:0014:502BIA 2BIB 3BIT
Tueexam - řádná2019-05-07A112 A113 D0206 D0207 D105 E104 E105 E112 G202 09:0011:502BIA 2BIB 3BIT
TueReklamace zkoušky2019-05-28C228 10:0011:50
WedReklamace písemek2019-05-15C236 10:0011:50
ThuReklamace zkoušky2019-06-06C228 11:0011:50
FriReklamace půlsemestrálky2019-04-05C228 10:0011:50
Learning objectives:
  To give an overview: of existing programming paradigms, of range of existing programming languages and their classification, and of requirements on programming language usage, analysis, and translation.
  The course offers basic classification of programming languages with more detailed explanation of imperative and declarative languages. Explaining imperative paradigm, it will be presented non-structured, structured (both block and modular), and object-oriented programming languages. Design patterns are presented as a programming technique. A brief introduction into functional and logic programming will be studied during explanation of declarative paradigm. The underlying theories are discussed too. Students will also be given an introduction to processing (translation) of presented programming paradigms/languages.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Formal languages and their models, grammars, automata; translation/analysis of formal languages. Focus on regular and context-free languages and their models, grammars, automata and processing.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students will be able to classify programming languages. They will be able to use a given programming paradigm on a certain level too. Moreover, basic analysis and compilation issues will be clarified as well.
Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  Usage of selected design patterns.
Why is the course taught:
  IT bachelors should understand principals of program representation in run-time, what categories of programming languages are available, what one can expect from particular programming language. Moreover, deeper understanding of processing and implementation of object paradigm and design patterns is necessary and required as an outcome too.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Introduction, definition of used terms
  2. Imperative languages, non-structured programming languages
  3. Block-structured programming languages
  4. Modular languages
  5. Object-oriented languages
  6. Some specialities of object-oriented programming languages
  7. Design patterns
  8. Declarative languages, lambda calculus
  9. Functional programming languages
  10. Logical programming languages
  11. Another declarative programming languages, their comparison
  12. Main differences in usage and implementation of declarative and imperative programming languages
  13. Conclussion, discussion of the follow-up courses
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
 A simple program or programs/scripts implemented in the given programming language together with relevant documentation.
Fundamental literature:
  • Sebesta R.W.: Concepts of Programming Languages, 4th edition, ADDISON-WESLEY, 1999, ISBN 0-201-38596-1
  • MacLennan, B.J.: Principles of Programming Languages: Design, Evaluation, and Implementation (3rd Edition). Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Lee, D.K.: Foundations of Programming Languages, Second Edition, Springer, 2017
Study literature:
  • Lecture notes in PDF file
  • Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - I, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP I, VUT FIT, 2006
  • Křivka, Z., Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - II, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP II, VUT FIT, 2008
  • Kolář, D.: Principy programovacích jazyků a objektově orientovaného programování - III, studijní opora pro kombinované studium, modul IPP III, VUT FIT, 2006
  • Lee, D.K.: Foundations of Programming Languages, Second Edition, Springer, 2017
Controlled instruction:
  • Mid-term exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in full sentences, no possibility to have a second/alternative trial. (20 points)
  • Projects realization - 1 project (program(s) development according to a given specification) with appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Final exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in full sentences, 2 another corrections trials possible. (60 points - the minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 25, otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.)
Progress assessment:
  • Mid-term exam, for which there is only one schedule and, thus, there is no possibility to have another trial - 20 points.
  • One project should be solved and delivered in given deadlines during a term - 20 points.
Exam prerequisites:
  At the end of a term, a student should have at least 50% of points that he or she could obtain during the term; that means at least 20 points out of 40.
Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.

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