Computer Science 320
As the term proceeds, you will be able to find course notes, assignments and the general schedule here.
Professor: David Walker
Undergraduate Coordinator: Donna O'Leary - 410 CS Building - 258-1746 doleary at cs.princeton.edu
Teaching Assistants: Limin Jia & Jay Ligatti
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Most of the assignments will be programmed in SML, which has often been called "a domain specific programming language for building compilers." If you have a PC running Linux, then you should also be able to install ML there. You can grab a copy of the compiler from the official server at Bell Labs.
You can begin to use SML by following these directions:
There will be approximately one homework every week. Homeworks should be attempted individually. If you cannot come up with an answer after trying for a while then you may discuss the material or the problem with a friend. If you talk about how to solve a problem with someone then acknowledge them at the top of your homework (name and which parts you worked on together). Any programs, proofs, or written explanations should be written up by the homework author themselves.
Take-home midterm and final must be done completely independently.
20%/day will be deducted from late homeworks (without a doctor's note).
Testing & Evaluation
There will be a take-home mid-term and a take-home final exam.
Grades will be determined by weighting homeworks, tests and exams as follows: