Introduction to the theory of programming languages. How to define programming languages using operational semantics and type systems, and how to prove things about them. Starting with the lambda calculus as a core, a simple programming language is built up, with higher-order functions and lexical scope; algebraic data types, polymorphic types, and type inference; state and control. Students will also gain experience with functional programming and writing interpreters.
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