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A semantic algebra for binding constructs

  • Peter Mosses
Communications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 107)

Abstract

This paper presents a semantic algebra, suitable for use in giving the denotational semantics of various forms of declarations and binding constructs in programming languages. The emphasis of the paper is on the development of semantic descriptions which are easy to understand at an intuitive level, being based on algebraic operators corresponding to fundamental concepts of programming languages. Some familiarity with denotational semantics and abstract data types is assumed.

Keywords

Programming languages semantics abstract data types formalization of programming concepts algebras binding constructs 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mosses
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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