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Programming Language Technology

Course
DIT231
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-18654
Tuition
Full education cost: 18 250 SEK
First payment: 18 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 March 2021

About

The aim of the course is to give understanding of how programming languages are designed, documented, and implemented.

The course covers the basic techniques and tools needed to write interpreters, and gives a summary introduction to compilation as well.

Those who have passed the course should be able to: Define the lexical structure of programming languages by using regular expressions, explain the functioning of finite automata, and implement lexical analysers by using standard tools. Define the syntax of programming languages by using context-free grammars, explain the principles of LL and LR parsing, and implement parsers by using standard tools. Define and implement abstract syntax. Master the technique of syntax-directed translation and its efficient implementation in their chosen programming language. Formulate typing rules and implement type checkers. Formulate operational semantic rules and implement interpreters. Write simple code generators.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirements for the course is to have successfully completed courses corresponding to 60 credits in the subject of Computer Science, including • 7.5 credits in programming (for example DIT142 Functional programming, DIT952 Objektorienterad programmering and design, or equivalent); • 7.5 credits in data structures  (for example DIT960 Data structures, DIT725 Logic, algorithms and data structures or equivalent). English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.