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Structure and interpretation of computer programs

Author: Harold Abelson; Gerald Jay Sussman; Julie Sussman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press ; New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text." "There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Abelson; Gerald Jay Sussman; Julie Sussman
ISBN: 0262011530 9780262011532 0070004846 9780070004849 0262510871 9780262510875
OCLC Number: 34576857
Description: xxiii, 657 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Building abstractions with procedures --
Building abstractions with data --
Modularity, objects, and state --
Metalinguistic abstraction --
Computing with register machines.
Responsibility: Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman, with Julie Sussman ; foreword by Alan J. Perlis.
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"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text." "There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published." "A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises." "In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard."--Jacket.

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