Tuesday/Thursday 14:00-15:30 in ITB/222. First lecture will be Monday September 5th.
Design, definition and implementation of programming languages. Programming language paradigms; syntax, attribute grammars, typing; axiomatic, operational and denotational semantics; correctness proofs; implementation techniques, virtual machines; design and implementation of Domain-Specific Languages. code generation and optimization
Course Pages: http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~carette/CAS706/W2017.
This is where you will find further information, announcements and useful Electronic versions of the assignment sheets will also be kept there.
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the information in the course Web pages, and to check regularly for announcements.
40% assignments, 35% in-class presentation, 25% final exam.
All examinations in this course will be Closed Book. That is, no written or printed material nor a calculator may be used during the examinations.
The instructor reserves the right to conduct any deferred exams orally
The course has two parts:
Googling for "introduction to lambda calculus" and "lambda calculus interpreter" yield a lot of useful resources
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy [http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity].
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
Individual assignments have to be solved by one person only, any outside source, this includes asking other people, or using any books or information found on the web has to be documented. In compliance with the senate regulations on academic integrity I remind you that: People who let other people copy are as guilty as the ones who copy. You are allowed to consult outside sources, meaning textbooks or the web, but any use of an outside source must be documented. Similarly, group assignments must be solved by members of that group only, and the above policies apply as well.
In the case the instructor or a TA has the impression that an assignment is copied, the instructor can ask the corresponding students to explain exactly how the assignment was prepared and take appropriate actions.