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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262191470 | November 1977
Paperback | $28.00 X | £19.95 | ISBN: 9780262690768 | September 1981

Denotational Semantics

The Scott-Strachey Approach to Programming Language Theory


"First book-length exposition of the denotational (or `mathematical' or `functional') approach to the formal semantics of programming languages (in contrast to `operational' and `axiomatic' approaches). Treats various kinds of languages, beginning with the pure-lambda-calculus and progressing through languages with states, commands, jumps, and assignments. This somewhat discursive account is a valuable compilation of results not otherwise available in a single source."-- American Mathematical Monthly