VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994; ISBN 0 201 63179 2
This 270-page book provides a concise guide through the bewildering variety of modern programming languages, focusing on essential concepts and omitting irrelevant detail.
The book highlights these major programming paradigms:
A final chapter provides an overview of special-purpose or non-standard languages including PIC, APL, SETL and SQL.
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Also see the Publisher Information (nowadays Pearson Education).
About the authors
Henri Bal and Dick Grune are both lecturers in Computer Science at the VU University Amsterdam, with extensive experience in teaching programming language courses. Their previous publications include the books Modern Compiler Design, Parsing Techniques - A Practical Guide , and Programming Distributed Systems (with other authors). Their research is focused on programming language design and implementation, especially for parallel and distributed systems. Bal is one of the main designers of the Orca parallel language.
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