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This module studies the conceptual framework underlying contemporary programming languages and explores some different programming paradigms. The module considers the principal programming language concepts through a number of contemporary procedural and non-procedural programming languages. Support for program design and robustness will be emphasized throughout.
Historical overview of programming languages; main language features and programming paradigms; features of a selection of diverse language paradigms; language support for constructs such as types, pointers and concurrency.
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