Semantics of Programming Languages

Prof. Tobias Nipkow, Wintersemester 2010/11

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The aim of this course will be to introduce the structural, operational approach to programming language semantics. It will show how this formalism is used to specify the meaning of some simple programming language constructs and to reason formally about semantic properties of programs and of tools like program analyzers and compilers. For the reasoning part the theorem prover Isabelle will be used.

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I have recently given invited talks about this course in a number of places.