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    CS320/03 Questions on Chapter 2 History

      Answer the following questions with the book closed.

      Exercise 0 -- Warm up -- not on final

      With the book closed, on a piece of paper write down the names of all the programming languages that are mentioned in chapter 2, that you can recall.

      Question 1

      Which language in Chapter 2 interested you?(write down the name) Why?(one or two sentences)

      Question 2

      Describe the history of one(1) of programming languages discussed in chapter 2 of Sebesta that interested you. Include important dates and people's names.

      Question 3

      Draw a diagram describing the relationships between two or three inter-related programming languages in chapter 2 of Sebesta.

      Exercise 4

      Review your answers to questions 2 and 3 using the book.

      Project Related Question 5

      You are designing a new language -- which older languages would you use as an inspiration? Why?

      Project Related Question 6

      You are designing a new language -- when people look back at it, what do you want them to remember about it?

      Project Related Question 7

      You will be writing a Language Reference Manual or LRM. This is the defining document for a new language. In your experience, what helps you understand a programming language most? What information do you need to look up when you are programming?


      Think back over this class and grade your personal performance in terms of how much work you need to do on this topic before the final.

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