This course is about the formal specification of programming languages, especially in terms of operational semantics and formal type rules.
Students will write paper-and-pencil proofs and also implement models using PLT Redex.Textbook
Semantics Engineering with PLT Redex
Felleisen, Findler, and Flatt, 2009
The textbook is not yet published. You can obtain a copy from University Print & Copy Services.
Later in the semester, we'll use some notes on type systems (in the same style as the book), to appear.Course Schedule and Homework
A light homework assignment will follow most lectures, and it is always due at the beginning of the following class, unless otherwise specified. Homework assignments are posted with the Schedule/Homework Page.
Participants can work on homework in pairs, with the proviso that no pair of students can collaborate on more than 3 homework assignments. Collaborators should submit a single homework solution.Mailing List
There will be one mid-term exam and a final exam, but final grades will be determined primarily by homework: 60% homework, 20% mid-term, 20% final.
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