Lecture 4: Machine Interpretation of a Program
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 29, 2012, recorded: January 2011, views: 2210
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This lecture introduces the notion of decomposition and abstraction by specification. It also covers Python modules, functions, parameters, and scoping. Finally, it uses the Python assert statement and type 'str'.
Topics covered: Decomposition, module, function, abstraction, formal parameter, actual parameter, argument, assert, scope, mapping, stack, last in first out, LIFO, strings, slicing.
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