CSE 130: Principles of Programming
Notes: Be sure this page gets reloaded, because it may have been
updated. Readings for more than 5 days in advance are subject to change.
The notes to the texts are mainly intended as supplements rather
than as explanations or commentaries. Readings for future dates are subject
- Due 6 January:
- Pages v-ix and 1-24 of Sethi, the Preface and Chapter 1, plus the
associated notes. Some of this material should
already be familiar to you.
- Essay on Comparative Programming
- Scan the
Black-Scholes in Multiple Languages website, which gives the
Black-Scholes options pricing formula expressed in many different programming
languages. This is mainly for amusement, but it can also give you a good
feeling for the diversity of programming languages. (Black and Scholes won
the Nobel prize in economics for this formula.) In case the Norwegian URL
does not work, try this incomplete local
- Due 13 January:
- Read the New York Times
story on the Ariane 5 rocket failure, and at least skim the full official report for the key technical
details; there are also pdf versions of the first and second items.
- Pages 25-53, Chapter 2 of Sethi and the associated notes. The expositions of lexical and abstract syntax in the
text are not very good; we will ignore the first, and cover the second in
the lectures. In the notes, you may skim the material on attribute
semantics and denotational semantics.
- Due 20 January:
- Pages 55-86 in Chapter 3 of Sethi and the associated notes; also, skim the rest of Chapter 3, so you are sure you
understand the general idea of invariants and how to use them to avoid
errors in programs, and that you can read simple C programs.
- Due 27 January:
- Chapter 4 of Sethi, pages 101-146, and the associated notes.
- Due 3 February:
- Pages 147-181 of Chapter 5 of Sethi and the associated notes.
- Due 8 February:
- The rest of Chapter 5 of Sethi, pages 181-203, and the associated notes; you may skip the material on displays at the end,
and place less emphasis on implementation details.
- Due 17 February:
- Pages 205-252, Chapter 6 of Sethi, and the associated notes, but you may skim 6.4.
- Due 24 February:
- Pages 301-340, Chapter 8 of Sethi and the associated notes.
- Due 3 March:
- Due 10 March:
Some basics on using BinProlog 4.00 are at ../230/pl/binpro.html, which also has a link to
the BinProlog 4.00 manual.
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