On the formalization of programming languages: Early history and main approaches

  • Peter Lucas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 61)


The paper discusses the nature of the subject, and summarizes its origins. The main approaches and their interrelationships are discussed. The author's view on the long and short range objectives is presented.


Programming Language Formal Semantic Assignment Statement Abstract Syntax High Level Language 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

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  • Peter Lucas

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