Assignment 1, due May 20
Assignment 2, due June 14 (extra credit deadline)/June 21 (regular deadline)
Summer 2016: Syllabus for COP4020
Paper and presentation information
While you are working on assignment 1, you might be amused to read this bit about the importance of assembly and understanding what is actually going on under the hood.
I will be talking about material in Chapter 2 that explores many traditional ideas in lexing and parsing; I will also throw some other ideas. In addition, if you like to watch video, there is a video at Microsoft that throws some interesting light on where Anders Hejlsberg is going with compilation.
Here's the link for the Erlang syscall analysis mentioned in class.
Here's a link to see interesting comments from Rob Pike about using regular expressions in lexing.
The Language List
IEEE's 2015 list of popular languages
Redmonk Popularity Index
Lambda the Ultimate
The Semicolon Wars
Rust Once, Run Everywhere
Swift Versus Objective C
2015-05-14: Content Addressable Memory (CAM). Please consider what implications it would have for programming languages to be able to easily access CAM. (Interesting paper on the architecture is here.
2015-05-14: A Case Against the GOTO Statement
2015-05-18: There are a number of versions of "The Evolution of a Programmer"; one that is particularly amusing is this one: The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer
2015-05-21: The Chomsky Hierarchy
2015-06-01: The recursive descent parser from GCC 5.1
2016-05-09: The recursive descent parser from GCC 6.1
2015-06-01: Intel's MPX extensions
2015-06-02: Converting OpenBSD to PIE
2015-06-10: Design Principles Behind Smalltalk
2015-07-09: Scheme from Scratch
2015-07-09: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
2015-07-21: Amusing use of a declarative language: Postgresql for Mandelbrot
2016-05-23: Compiler technology comes to databases
2016-06-01: Optimization? In what sense?
2016-06-13: Intel's newest stack scheme
2016-06-15: The classic negative formulation as to what types are: Types are not sets (1973, Morris)
2016-06-15: Dynamic typing in Haskell
2016-06-27: A Rationale for Pyret
2016-07-08: Translation from C to Rust via Haskell
2016-07-15: Reference counts from another perspective
2016-07-18: Larry Wall interview
2016-07-20: Implementing functional languages: a tutorial
2016-07-20: The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages
2016-07-20: The language of logic? 200 terabyte maths proof is largest ever
2016-07-25: Backpatching in C: Closures with value capture in C
2016-07-25: Curry On Conference