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Course Description (from ISU Catalog)
Com S 342. Principles of Programming Languages. 3-1) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 321; 330 or Cpr E 310; either 309, 362 or 363; Engl 150. Organization of programming languages emphasizing language design concepts and semantics. Study of language features and major programming paradigms, especially functional programming. Programming projects. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Com S 342 Essential Objectives
A variety of programming languages and paradigms exist today and more are being invented as we speak. Although theoretically every task can be accomplished in any Turing-complete programming language, in practice, there is a tight correlation between selected programming language, software development task, programmer productivity, and overall software efficiency and quality. A judicious choice of programming language is thus of utmost importance. Com S 342 provides undergraduate students with a scientific basis for this selection. In addition, after successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
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