CS 3304 Spring 2001 Homework Assignment 1

30 Points
Due: 1/24/01 at the start of class

Complete each of the following problems:

  1. Section 1.3 describes 4 major language evaluation criteria. Suppose you are trying to choose between using C or C++ for writing an automatic e-mail filtering program that a Unix system administrator can run as a daemon to reject "spam" sent to user accounts. For each of the four criteria, write a short paragraph evaluating and comparing the two languages. Which one would you choose, based on your evaluation?

  2. Chapter 2, Problem 7 (p. 104 of text)

  3. What is a declarative language?

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