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Exercise 7

For this exercise, put all of your answers in a plain text file exer7.txt.

Language Description #1

Consider the C++ programming language. (If you don't have experience with C++, feel free to use Java or something else for this question.) In your exer7.txt, indicate how C++ can be described with respect to each of these concepts we have discussed:

  • Indicate which version of the language you're talking about: C++11, C++17 (or Java 9, 10 etc).
  • Overall programming paradigm (imperative, functional, object oriented, logic programming, etc.).
  • Compiled, interpreted, bytecode compiled, JIT compiled (for the most common tools: either GCC or Clang).
  • Static or dynamic types. Static or dynamic binding.
  • Strong or weak typing.
  • Manual memory management or garbage collected (and garbage collection algorithm).
  • Has first-class functions? Has closures?
  • What support for concurrent/parallel programming is available?

You don't have to write much about each one: just indicate which terms apply, and add any description/clarification you think is necessary. If you can't find information about one of these items, what can you guess or infer based on your knowledge of the language?

Language Description #2

Pick another language you have experience with (other than Haskell). Repeat the first question for that language.


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Updated Fri April 17 2020, 09:40 by ggbaker.