Advanced Programming Languages (Winter 2012)
This class is taught by Jay McCarthy.
We meet in 202 RB at 9:30-10:45a TR.
Jay McCarthy’s office hours are 1pm to 4:00pm M-F in 3328 TMCB.
This course covers advanced programming language topics.
This year’s theme is low-level programming languages and virtual machines.
This course will be structured as follows: each week we’ll hear presentations on a paper from a student; before the first meeting every student will turn in a review of the paper; after the second meeting every student will turn in a review of presenter. If a paper is particularly confusing, I’ll take the next day to go over some of the necessary theory. The presenter should consult with me to design their presentations.
C–: a portable assembly language that supports garbage collection
LLVM: A Compilation Framework for Lifelong Program Analysis & Transformation
KLEE: Unassisted and Automatic Generation of High-Coverage Tests for Complex Systems Programs
This schedule may change.
3 Turn In Policy
Reviews are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper reviews are due by 5pm the day before the first meeting. Discussion reviews are due by 5pm the day after the second meeting.
The subject line must be: "BYU - Winter 2012 - CS 630 - date - kind", where date is the date of the meeting and kind is either Paper or Discussion.
Only one email should be sent. If more than one is sent, I will grade the oldest one.
The only file formats that will be accepted are inline text.
Reviews that do not have the correct format will receive no credit.
4 Paper Review Format
Your review should summarize the paper, identify its primary contributions, describe something you understood well, and describe something you had a hard time understanding. You should plan on writing approximately a page and a half of prose.
5 Discussion Review Format
Your review should summarize the discussion, identify the main things you learned from it and/or thought deeply about, and describe what lingering questions (if any) you still have about the material. You should plan on writing approximately a page and a half of prose.
There are no exams in this course.
Each review is graded with a number between 0 and 1.
8 Your Final Grade
Your final numeric grade is the average of the reviews due.
I will then run the following function to convert it to a letter:
> (define (convert-to-letter ng) (cond [(> ng 0.93) "A"] [(> ng 0.9) "A-"] [(> ng 0.86) "B+"] [(> ng 0.83) "B"] [(> ng 0.8) "B-"] [(> ng 0.76) "C+"] [(> ng 0.73) "C"] [(> ng 0.7) "C-"] [(> ng 0.66) "D+"] [(> ng 0.63) "D"] [(> ng 0.6) "D-"] [else "F"]))