Computer Science 217
Introduction to Programming Systems
Andrew W. Appel
General Information |
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental background necessary
to understand, design and implement the components of programming systems.
Examples of such components include text editors, assemblers, compilers,
loaders, interpreters, and portions of operating systems. The course is
divided into three major parts, machine organization and assembly language
programming, program design and development, and software tools.
TTh 10:00-10:50, Computer Science Building 105
- TTh 1:30-2:20, Friend Center 109 (Robert Dondero)
- MW 1:30-2:20, Friend Center 111 (Robert Dondero)
- MW 10:00-10:50, Computer Science Building 102 (Benedict Brown)
Andrew Appel : Computer Science Building
409 : 609-258-4627 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: send e-mail for appointment, or just stop by (I can often
be found in my office).
: Computer Science Building 206 : 609-258-2211 : email@example.com
Office Hours: MTWTh 12:00 - 1:00, or by appointment
Benedict Brown :
Computer Science Building 215 :
609-258-1794 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: WTh 11:00 - 12:00, or by appointment
McCoy : Computer Science Building 410 : 609-258-1746 : email@example.com
COS 126. In particular, you should know the material in Chapters 1-9, 11-14,
and 16.1-3 of the King textbook.
Textbooks and Other Reading
Required (available at the University Bookstore):
- C Programming: A Modern Approach, K. N. King, Norton & Co. 1996.
- SPARC Architecture, Assembly Language Programming, and C (2nd ed.), Richard P. Paul, Prentice Hall 2000.
- Programming with GNU Software, Michael K. Loukides & Andrew Oram, O'Reilly 1997.
Required (to be handed out in lecture):
Optional (available at the University Bookstore, and on reserve in the
- The Practice of Programming, Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, Addison-Wesley 1999.
- C: A Reference Manual (any recent edition), Samuel P. Harbison & Guy L. Steele, Prentice-Hall 1994.
- The Unix Programming Environment, Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, Prentice-Hall
Other (on reserve in the Engineering Library):
- Artificial Intelligence. Elaine Rich, McGraw-Hill 1990.
- The C Programming Language (second edition). Brian W.Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, Prentice-Hall 1988.
- C Interfaces and Implementations. David R. Hanson, Addison-Wesley 1996.
Note: You may use different editions of the textbooks, but if so then you
are responsible for figuring out any changes in section numbers for the
The Policies regarding
collaboration and plagiarism are similar to those in COS 126.
Please read them.