|Query on Semantics Analysis firstname.lastname@example.org (Sudesh Chandna, Noida) (2006-04-27)|
|From:||"Sudesh Chandna, Noida" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||27 Apr 2006 09:13:12 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||27 Apr 2006 09:13:12 EDT|
Are there any Formal notations commonly used to define the semantics of
a programming language? (Similar to how BNF defines the syntax). I am
exploring semantics and I found various formal notations:
Attribute grammars, Two level (W) Garammar, Denotational Semantics,
Operational semantics, Axiomatic semantics etc.
What I can make out is Attribute grammar is for static semantic checking
and Denotational Semantic, Operational semantics are for dynamic
semantic checking. But in some links I also found that attribute
grammars can be modified to handle dynamic semantics as well. Can anyone
put explain me this. Also though I studied some links related to these,
but I am not very much clear with these. Please tell me some links
which explains these topics in greater detail.
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