[BangPypers] [OT] Online offering of the course "Introduction to Programming Languages"

kracekumar ramaraju kracethekingmaker at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 06:38:35 CEST 2012


I have registered for the course, planning t solve the quiz n write python
interpreter.
 On Aug 23, 2012 10:05 AM, "Anand Chitipothu" <anandology at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Sateesh Kumar <sateeshpyper at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Slightly OT, Brown university is offering their course  "Introduction
> > to Programming Languages" [1] available
> > for free on the Web.
> >
> > Interestingly second and third months of the course would cover Python
> > in detail.
> > >From the course outline: [2]
> >
> > "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."
> >
> >
> > reg,
> > sateesh
> >
> > 1. http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs173/2012/OnLine/
> > 2. http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs173/2012/
>
> Anybody taking course?
>
> I'm planning to take this and solve all quizzes, minor project and
> major project.
>
> If there is enough interest, we can try to have a BoF session at PyCon
> India 2012.
>
> Anand
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