University Crossings 153
CS 550 covers basic concepts of the design and implementation of programming languages, including data representation and types, functions, sequence control, environments, block structure, subroutines and coroutines, storage management.
Office: University Crossings 106
Tentative office hours for this semester: Mondays 3pm-4pm; Wednesdays 3pm-5pm.
Course discussion takes place on the BlackBoard course discussion forums.
We will be using the GHC Haskell compiler. Unfortunately, the default version of
ghc installed on tux does not work. We provide a current version of GHC
(7.6.3). Please add
PATH to use this version. Note that this is the version of GHC
that we will use to grade all homework.
You can add our version of GHC to your
PATH by appending the
following lines to your
.bash_profile file (in your home directory):
Make sure you
to the beginning of your
PATH—otherwise the shell will find
the broken version of ghc and try to use that instead. You will need to log out
and log back in for bash to pick up the change to your
You can make sure you have the right version of ghc in your
PATH by typing
which -a at the command line. It should output something like this:
[mainland@tux64-14 ~]$ which -a ghc /home/mainland/local/linux-x86_64/ghc-7.6.3-hp-2013.2.0.0/bin/ghc /usr/bin/ghc [mainland@tux64-14 ~]$
/home/mainland/local/linux-x86_64/ghc-7.6.3-hp-2013.2.0.0/bin/ghc comes first.