Book announcement: Algol-like languages

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Algol-like Languages
edited by 

P.W. O'Hearn, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK 
R.D. Tennent Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

For more information, including Contents, the Introduction,
and Ordering Information, see

>From the cover:

In recent years there has been a remarkable convergence of interest in
programming languages based on ALGOL 60.  Researchers interested in the
theory of procedural and object-oriented languages discovered that ALGOL 60
shows how to add procedures and object classes to simple imperative
languages in a general and efficient manner.  And, on the other hand,
researchers interested in purely functional languages discovered that 
ALGOL 60 shows how to add imperative mechanisms to functional languages 
in a way that does not compromise their desirable properties.

Unfortunately, many of the key works in this field have been rather hard to obtain. The primary purpose of this collection is to make the most significant
material on Algol-like programming languages conveniently available to graduate students and researchers.

Volume 1 contains an Introduction, historical and foundational material,
and works on language design.  All of this material should be accessible to
beginning graduate students in programming languages and theoretical
computer science.
Volume 2 consists of more specialized and more technically demanding
material.  This volume will be suitable for advanced seminars and
researchers with adequate background in logic, semantics, and type theory
and category theory.

Contributing Authors

	Samson Abramsky
	Stephen Brookes
	Matthias Felleisen
        Evan Ireland
        Guy McCusker
	Albert Meyer
	Peter O'Hearn
	Frank Oles
	Andrew Pitts
	John Power
	Uday Reddy
	John Reynolds
	Kurt Sieber
	Christopher Strachey 
        Vipin Swarup
        Makoto Takeyama
        Stephen Weeks
        Bob Tennent

Volume 1: 1997 Approx. 286 pp. Hardcover $49.50 ISBN 0-8176-3880-6
Volume 2: 1997 Approx. 348 pp. Hardcover $69.50 ISBN 0-8176-3937-3
Two-Volume Set: Hardcover $99.50 ISBN 0-8176-3936-5

Progress in Theoretical Computer Science. Editor: R.V. Book

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