DD1362 Programming Paradigms 6.0 credits


This course gives an introduction to functional programming, web programming and syntactical analysis.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Functional programming: the function concept, the functions, currying, evaluation strategies, currents, pattern matching. overloading polymorphism, interpretation, types and classes.

Formal languages and syntax analysis: automata, regular expression, grammars, lexical analysis, recursive descent, classes of languages

Internet programming.

Language translation: interpretation, compilation and linking.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • apply and explain general concepts in programming: control flow, recursion, interpretation, paradigm,
  • apply and explain basic concepts in functional programming: the functions, currying, lazy evaluation, pattern matching, types and classes,
  • apply and explain basic concepts in formal languages and syntax analysis: automata, regular expression, grammars, lexical analysis and recursive descent,
  • write own client-server programs as well as use protocols and be able to explain how they are interpreted and written

in order to

  • obtain a broader perspective on programming
  • be able to assess which paradigm and which programming language that is appropriate to solve a certain assignment
  • be able to use adequate programming style in chosen programming paradigm
  • be able to participate in discussions about programming paradigms, history of programming languages, language definition, properties of type systems, principles of language design, language translation, programming principles and programming concepts actively

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

DD1337 Programming and DD1338 Algorithms and Data Structures or the equivalent courses.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic computer science knowledge equivalent to DD1320, DD1321, DD1325, DD1327, DD1338, DD2325 or ID1020.

Object oriented programming knowledge equivalent to DD1310, DD1312, DD1315, DD1318, DD1331 or DD1337.

Largest yield of DD1362 will a student who have taken DD1396 Parallel programming and DD1351 Logic for computer scientists receive.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Under exceptional circumstances for students with disabilities and at re-examination of individual students, the examiner has the right to admit other examination format.

Grade raising is not allowed.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Philipp Haller

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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EECS/Computer Science

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Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

DD2481 Principles of programming languages, DD2372 Automata and languages, DD2457 Program semantics and analysis.


Marcus Dicander dicander@kth.se

Supplementary information

The course cannot be comibned with DD1361.

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: