CSE341: Programming Languages, Autumn 2018

Course Info

Course Information

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-1:20 EEB 125
Section AA: Thursday 12:30-1:20, MGH 238
Section AB: Thursday 1:30-2:20, MGH 251
Section AC: Thursday 2:30-3:20, MGH 288
Section AD: Thursday 11:30-12:20, JHN 022

Office Hours:

Contact Info

Contact Information

Course Email List (mandatory): You should receive email sent to the course mailing list regularly, roughly at least once a day. Any important announcements will be sent to this list.

Email sent to cse341-staff@cs.washington.edu will reach the instructor and all the TAs. For questions multiple staff members can answer, we encourage you to use this email so that you get a quicker reply and the whole staff is aware of points of confusion.

Course staff:
  All staff: cse341-staff@cs.washington.edu
  Instructor: Dan Grossman, djg@cs.uw.edu (not @u...)

Course Discussion Board (optional but encouraged)

For the discussion board, if you are registered in the course, then you should be a member using your UW Google Apps identity (@uw, not @cs).

Anonymous Feedback

Course Materials

Material in the future naturally subject to change in terms of coverage or schedule

  1. Unit 1: ML Functions, Tuples, Lists, and More    Reading Notes    Videos
  2.   L1. Sep 26-28: Course Mechanics, ML Variable Bindings   slides: pptx   pdf   pdf6up   code: sml
  3.   S1. Sep 27: Emacs, SML Mode, Shadowing, Error Messages
  4.   L2. Sep 28 - Oct 1: Functions, Pairs, Lists   slides: pptx   pdf   pdf6up   code: sml
  5.   L3. Oct 1-3. Local Bindings, Options, Benefits of No Mutation   slides: pptx   pdf   pdf6up   code: sml

Homework Assignments

Turn-In Instructions: The Turn-In Form links take you to a Google Form where you enter your name and upload your files. These forms are restricted to UW accounts and you will need to log in to UW Google Apps identity (@uw, not @cs). These are different from any personal Google account you have and different from your UW CSE Google account. If you have not yet activated UW G Suite, you will need to do so first. If you are not signed into to your UW account you may see a page like this. To fix, go to google.com and click on the circle in the upper right to add/switch account.


More information, including many past exams, will be posted closer to the exam dates.

Midterm: Monday October 29, in class

Final Exam: Thursday December 13, 8:30-10:20AM


Software Installation and Use

Instructions for SML and Emacs, which is everything you need for the first half of the course.

Instructions for Racket and Ruby will be posted when we get to the parts of the course that use them.


Links to Other Resources

The course materials on this page (lectures, sections, homeworks, installation instructions, videos) are designed to provide what you need for the course except for some details that you can look up in standard-library documentation or users' guides for particular languages. Links for such information is below. We also provide links to useful books and tutorials that provide alternate explanations. We will not follow any textbooks closely, but you may still find them useful. Suggestions for additional links are welcome.

SML resources:
  www.smlnj.org (links to many things, including the next three resources)
  user's guide
  standard-library documentation
  tutorials, books, and documentation
  Elements of ML Programming, ML'97 Edition, Jeffrey D. Ullman, 1998.
   This is a textbook that takes a different approach but does cover some of the same material.
   Check the errata page to avoid bugs.

Racket resources:
  The Racket Guide
  racket-lang.org, particularly the Docs button

Ruby resources:
  Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide, Dave Thomas et al.
   Check the errata page to avoid bugs.
  Ruby home page