6.s081: Learning by doing
Prereq.: 6.004, and 6.031
This subject qualifies as Computer Systems concentration subject.
Studies the design and implementation of modern, dynamic programming languages. Topics include fundamental approaches for parsing, semantics and interpretation, virtual machines, garbage collection, just-in-time machine code generation, and optimization. Course will include a semester-long, multi-person project that delivers a virtual machine that spans all of the above topics.
This 6.s081 website would neither exist nor look so similar to the
website for 6.828 (or to
the other classes taught by PDOS) had Cam not been a TA for 6.828 and
liked the course management system for that class, and more
importantly had Frans Kaashoek not agreed to let us use their website
as a template. Thanks, Frans!