That the student learns how to design and implement a programming language and how this process can be supported by formal definitions of language syntax and semantics and techniques and methods of compiler and/or interpretor construction
All software is written in a programming language and translated
or interpreted to be executable. The design, description and
construction of programming languages, compilers, interpreters and
similar tools are therefore central topics in computer science.
The project work therefore focuses on ensuring that students understand important underlying concepts in the world of programming languages, why these concepts have emerged and how they are formally described and represented in an implementation. Understanding these topics is fundamental for understanding new and existing programming languages and their applications.
Furthermore, many techniques and tools, originally developed for languages and compilers, are also used in other contexts of program development
The focus of the project is on an analysis of a computer science problem, for which the solution can naturally be described in the design of a specific programming language. The project includes a formal definition of relevant, central parts of this programming language. Central parts of the programming language are realized by constructing a (prototype) compiler / interpreter for the language.
Digital support for competency development in configuration management
It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450 hours
|Name of exam||Design, Definition and Implementation of Programming Languages|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9940 8854
|Danish title||Design, definition og implementering af programmeringssprog|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Computer Science|
|Department||Department of Computer Science|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|