[BangPypers] [OT] Online offering of the course "Introduction to Programming Languages"
sateeshpyper at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:37:47 CEST 2012
Slightly OT, Brown university is offering their course "Introduction
to Programming Languages"  available
for free on the Web.
Interestingly second and third months of the course would cover Python
>From the course outline: 
"In the first month of the course, we will go through the semantics
engineering process in the
small: you will be given an illustrative little language built by us,
whose meaning you must completely decipher.
(We use the phrase “decipher” intentionally: most real-world languages
are under- or poorly specified,
so almost all of them at least slightly resemble hieroglyphics.) In
the remaining two months, you will repeat
this exercise in the large: namely, for Python. By the end of the
semester, then, a completely successful student will
have an authoritative knowledge of Python and will have created a
full, independent implementation of it.
Naturally, we don't expect very many students to be completely successful."
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