Mainstream programming languages share most of their core concepts, such as functions, variables, scopes, heap storage, and many more. In this course, we explore these concepts in a systematic and principled way, that is independent of specific languages and their syntax. Notably, starting from nothing, we implement a family of toy languages that have successively more and more advanced features, enabling to understand these important but abstract concepts very concretely, and enabling experimentation with different language features.

This course will happen in the WS 2023 – in case some information is still outdated please contact