Item description for A Connotational Theory of Program Structure (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by James S. Royer...
This book presents developments of a language independent theory of program structure. The theory features a simple, natural notion of control structure which is much broader than in other theories of programming languages such as denotational semantics and program schemes. This notion permits treatment of control structures which involve not only the denotation of programs (i.e., their input/output behavior), but also their structure, size, run times, etc. The theory also treats the relation of control structure and complexity properties of programming languages. The book focuses on expressive interdependencies of control structures (which control structures can be expressed by which others). A general method of proving control structures expressively independent is developed. The book also considers characterizations of the expressive power of general purpose programming languages in terms of control structures. Several new characterizations are presented and two compactness results for such characterizations are shown.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 1987
ISBN 3540182535 ISBN13 9783540182535
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More About James S. Royer
Royer is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University.
James S. Royer currently resides in the state of New York.