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LISP programming ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: TBA

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: Introduction to LISP and the functional programming language paradigm. Topics include the LISP interpreter, s-expressions, functions and symbols; list construction and manipulation, LISP library functions, user-defined functions, formal parameters, free and bound symbols, global variables, scope; predicates, conditionals and logical operators; recursion, structured iteration; property lists; control over evaluation and function application; I/O; debugging; macros; packages; system functions; LISP compilation; lambda expressions; and how lambda calculus is the basis for functional programming; use of Emacs (a LISP-based editor).

Assessment: Practical examination (3 hours): 100%

Contact Hours: One 1-hour lecture or tutorial per week

Prerequisites: CSE1303 or CSC1030 or equivalent

Prohibitions: CSC2940, CSC3940, CSE2394