Type Systems for Programming Languages, Fall 2008

Course Information

Time: Mon/Wed 12:00-1:20
Room: 4615A Wean Hall
Instructor: Karl Crary
Teaching Assistant: Rob Simmons

Office Hours
Crary: TBD Wean 8127
Simmons: 2-3:30pm Friday Wean 8112

Final Exam
The final exam will be a take home exam that will be available starting the first day of finals period (more details to follow).

Course Schedule & Homeworks


The course studies the theory of type systems, with a focus on applications of type systems to practical programming languages. The emphasis is on the mathematical foundations underlying type systems and operational semantics. The course includes a broad survey of the components that make up existing type systems, and also teaches the methodology behind the design of new type systems.



Benjamin C. Pierce, Types and Programming Languages , MIT Press, 2002.
Robert Harper, Practical Foundations for Programming Languages , Working draft, Fall, 2006.
Benjamin C. Pierce, ed., Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages , MIT Press, 2005.


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More Books

Glynn Winskel, The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An Introduction , MIT Press, 1996.
John C. Reynolds, Theories of Programming Languages , Cambridge University Press, 1998.
John C. Mitchell, Foundations for Programming Languages , MIT Press, 1996.

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