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Semantic Theories

  • Raymond Turner
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Abstract

Aside from its syntax, a programming language must also be given a semantic definition and an implementation. Without a semantic definition, we could not compute by hand; without an implementation, there would be no mechanical computation. These three ingredients, syntax, semantics, and implementation, are all necessary, and work together to define a programming language.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Turner
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science & Electronic EngineeringUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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