University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
CS655: Programming Languages, Spring 2000

Manifest: Tuesday 2 May 2000
Assignments Due
Sunday, 7 May - Tues, 9 May Final Exam (schedule in your email)

Final Pledge

After taking the final, you will not discuss anything related to the final or the content of this course with anyone in the class who has not yet taken the final. Before taking the final, you will not discuss anything related to the final or the content of this course with anyone who has taken the final.

Chris Hawblitzel Talk
"Adding Operating System Structure to Language-Based Protection"
3:30 pm Tomorrow (Olsson 009)
Faculty Candidate from Cornel
Jeopardy Prizes

Raymond Smullyan. To Mock A Mockingbird - A Lambda Calculus puzzle.

Betty Alexandra Tool. Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers - a Selection of Letters of Ada.

Stephen E. Ambrose. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West - a guide to managing large research projects, with such helpful advice as to get plenty of funding from the right sources, make sure you know what your colleagues are doing or they might shoot you in the but, and make sure you publish before someone else scoops you.

Abelson and Sussman. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - perhaps the best textbook ever written.

I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customer got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don't think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions, and keeping fun in the house. I hope the field of computer science never loses its sense of fun. Above all, I hope we don't become missionaries. Don't feel as if you're Bible salesmen. The world has too many of those already. What you know about computing other people will learn. Don't feel as if the key to successful computing is only in your hands. What's in your hands, I think and hope, is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were first led up to it, that you can make it more.

Alan Perlis (quoted in Abelson & Sussman)

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CS 655: Programming Languages
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