Prerequisites: CSCE 240 and either MATH 374 or MATH 174
Section 1: TTh 1315--1430 SWGN 2A31
Section 2: MW 1640--1755 SWGN 2A27
Instructor (Section 1): Marco Valtorta
Office: Swearingen 3A55, 777-4641
Office Hours: MF 1030-1200 and by appointment
Teaching Assistant: Mohammad Ali Javidian
Office Hours: M 1000-1130 and Th 930-1100, Swearingen 3A42
Instructor (Section 2): Aaron Hein
Office Hours: W 1300-1600, Swearingen 3A42
Any student with a documented disability should contact the Office of Student Disability Services at (803)777-6142 to make arrangements for proper accommodations.
Homework, Tests, and Programs
Study guide for the final exam, fall 2016
Final exam from 2013
Some notes and examples for the fall 2015 midterm, courtesy of James O'Reilly
Programs and related notes follow.
Quizzes (In-Class Exercises)
Some useful links:
Quiz 1 of 16-08-23 (in pdf format, with answer)
Quiz 2 of 16-09-03 (in pdf format, with answer)
Quiz 3 of 16-09-17 (in pdf format, with answer)
Quiz 4 of 16-09-22 (in pdf format, with answer)
Quiz 6 of 16-11-01 (in pdf format, with answer). Note: Q5 will be given later.
Quiz 5 of 16-11-10 (in docx format, with answer).
Quiz 7 of 16-11-15 (in docx format, with answer).
Quiz 8 of 16-11-18 (in docx format, with answer).
Quiz 9 of 16-11-29 (in docx format, with answer).
In this class, we write dates according to ISO Standard 8601.
Brian Hayes. "The Semicolon Wars." _American Scientist_, July-August 2006, pp.299-303. Local copy, pdf.
Philip Wadler, "Monads for Functional Programming" (pdf, local copy; bibliographical details at the bottom of the first page). Chapter 5 (especially starting with section 5.2) mirrors the presentation in Chapter 8 [H]. The beginning of Section 5.4 specifies the unit and * operations needed to define a monad. The discussion at the beginning of Section 5.12 explains that these operations have the monad properties, and therefore the parsers of Chapter 8 [H] are monads: "The empty parser and sequencing correspond directly to unit and *, and the monads laws reflect that sequencing is associative and has the empty parser as a unit. The failing parser and alternation correspond to zero and (XOR), which satisfy laws reflecting that alternation is associative and has the failing parser as a unit, and that sequencing distributes through alternation."
Philip Wadler, "Propositions as Types" (video, September 25-26, 2015). Related paper: Philip Wadler. "Propositions as Types." Communications of the ACM, 58, 12, 75-84 (December 2015). ( Long version from author's website (pdf))
Functional Programming in the Real World.
Repository of Code for: Cristina Videira Lopez. Exercises in Programmign Style. CRC Press, 2014.
Parnas D.L. (December 1972). "On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules" (PDF). Comm ACM 15 (12): 1053-1058 (local copy).
Derek Partridge and Yorick Wilks. "Does AI Have a Methodology Different from Software Engineering?" Technical Report MCCS-86-53 (1986), Computing Research Laboratory, University of New Mexico (local copy).
Computer Language History web site by Eric Levenez
The Ariane 5 launch disaster.
Local copy of: Adrion, W.A., M.A. Branstad, and J.C. Cherniavsky. "Validation, Verification and Testing of Computer Software." ACM Computing Surveys, 14, 2 (June 1982), pp.159--192.
Local copy of: Rajlich, V., N. Wilde, M. Buckellew. and H. Page. ``Software Cultures and Evolution.'' _Computer_, 34, 9 (September 2001), pp.24--28.
C.A.R. Hoare. "Retrospective: An Axiomatic Basis for Computer Programming." _Communications of the ACM_, 52, 10 (October 2009), pp.30-32.
C.A.R. Hoare. "An Axiomatic Basis for Computer Programming. _Communications of the ACM_, 12, 10 (October 1969), 576-580.
John McCarthy. "A Micromanual for LISP---Not The Whole Truth." ACM SIGPLAN Notices, Vol. 13, Issue 8 (August 1978), Pages 215-216 (local copy)
The Simplesem interpreter: unzip, and follow the instructions in readme.txt. This is a Java implementation that seems robust and will run in Windows.
Carter Bays's FP interpreter
John Backus. "Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs." Communications of the ACM, 21, 8 (August 1978), 613-641
John Backus: Function Level Programming and the FL Language: a 1987 lecture on FP by John Backus.
Boyko Bantchev's List of Interviews with Programming Language Creators from Computerworld's series "The A-Z of Programming Languages (pdf)
A to Z of Programming Languages Index
J.W. Backus. "The 701 Speedcoding System." Journal of the ACM, 1, 1, pp.4-6, 1954 (local copy).
A site with a short program written in many languages, not including FP.
A site with another short program written in several languages..
Examples of APL code
John McCarthy, developer of LISP, wins the Franklin Medal
John McCarthy's Obituary from the _New York Times_, 2011-10-25 (local copy).
Dennis Ritchie's Obituary from the _New York Times_, 2011-10-13 (local copy).
Joe Armstrong. "Erlang." Communications of the ACM, Vol. 53 No. 9 (September 2010), Pages 68-75.. This article describes the notion of dynamic code upgrade.
Pascal Rigaux's Diagrams of Programming Language History.
Eric Levenez's Genealogy of Programming Languages.
Some useful links: