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Programming Paradigms

  1. 1. Farshad Badiefarshadbadie@gmail.comUniversity of Debrecen, Computer Science Department1Programming Paradigms
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  3. 3. Introduction3Programming is a discipline and it could be enough rich and quitecomplicatedSolving a Programming Problem requires identifying the rightconcepts . Different sets of concepts are needed for different partsof the problemA Programming Paradigm is an approach to have a programmingbased on a Mathematical Theory or Coherent Set of PrinciplesA paradigm supports a set of concepts that makes it the best for acertain kind of problem.A language should ideally support many concepts in a well-factored way
  4. 4. 4Future Reusable Functions Whose Effects AreComputed AUTOMATICALLY
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  8. 8. Key Properties Within Taxonomy Observable Non-DeterminismWhether or not a paradigm can express observable Non-Determinism .Non-Determinism is when the execution of a program is notcompletely determined by its specification .The Non-Determinism is observable when if the user can seedifferent results from executions that start at the same internalconfiguration.The ConclusionObservable Non-Determinism should be supported only if itsexpressive power is needed8
  9. 9. Key Properties Within Taxonomy Named State How strongly paradigm supports state State is the ability to remember information, or moreprecisely, to store a sequence of values in timeAxes of expressiveness1.Depending on whether the state is unnamed or named.2.Deterministic or No-Deterministic3.Sequential or Concurrent9
  10. 10. 10With regard to Observable Non-Determinism and NamedState properties, both of them are cases where it isimportant to choose a paradigm that is expressive enough.Each of these two concepts is sometimes needed but shouldbe left out if not neededThe point is to pick a paradigm with just the RightConceptsAnd Taxonomy …
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  14. 14. 14The Main Axes = The Main Properties of System- Complexity : The number of Basic Interacting Components- Randomness: How Non-Deterministic The System’sBehavior isAggregates and Machines are two kinds of systemsA large mostly unknown area in the middle of thesecomponentsComputer Programming is pushing from two directions
  15. 15. 15We would like to understand the basic concepts that compose theunderlying paradigms and how these concepts are designed andcombined
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  17. 17.  This idea is to provide a framework in which we canwork in a variety of styles, freely intermixingconstructs from different paradigms. The design goal of such languages is to allow us touse the best tool for a job, admitting that no oneparadigm solves all problems in the easiest or mostefficient way.17
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  19. 19. 19• Constraint PG: Relations between variables are expressed as constraints• Dataflow PG: Recalculates formulas when data values change• Distributed PG: For Multiple Autonomous Communicated Computers• Generic PG: Uses written terms of To-Be-Specified-Later as parameters• Imperative PG: Explicit statements that change a program state• Object-oriented PG: Uses data structures consisting of data fields andmethods together with their interactions (objects) to design programs• Pipeline PG: A simple syntax change to add syntax to nest function callsto language originally designed with none• Rule-based PG: A network of rules of thumb that comprise aknowledge base and can be used for expert systems and problemdeduction & resolution• Visual PG: Manipulates program elements graphically rather thantextually
  20. 20. ConclusionsIt was a quick overview of the Programming Paradigms.Programming Languages should support several Paradigms,because different Problems require different Concepts to solvethem. Dual-Paradigm Language supports two paradigms Definitive Language has four paradigms in a layered structureEach Paradigm has Programming Language that support it wellwith their communities and championsMulti-Paradigm Languages like Oz, Alice, Curry or CIAO aregood samples for exploring how to use different paradigms inone program.20

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