Instructor: Doug Lea
Class: T-Th: 8am5
Office/Lab hours: Almost anytime.
Prereqs: CSC344 (365 and 322 strongly encouraged)
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The design and implementation of programming language compilers
performing parsing, analysis of program representations, code
generation, optimization, and language run-time support; with
applications to related tools including intepretors, static
analyzers, development environments, and virtual machines.
- Parsing: Tokenization of regular languages; top-down and
bottom up parsing of context-free languages
- Static analysis: Abstract Syntax trees; type checking and
static semantics checking
- Code generation: Mapping instructions and storage to
processors; virtual machine representations;
- Run-time support: Procedure conventions; linkage;
initialization, dynamic memory management;
- Optimization: Data flow graphs; forward, backward, and
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate ability to:
- [Design] Choose among relevant approaches, techniques, and
tools for parsing, static analysis, code generation,
optimization, and run-time support.
- [Development] Design, implement, and test a compiler for a
Techniques, and Tools, by Aho, Lam, Sethi, and Ullman.
Addison-Wesley, 2007, ISBN-10: 0321486811
This is the reference-quality "Dragon book" providing definitive
treatments of most topics in compilation.
Subject to minor change:
- Two exams (one during final exam week) (25%)
- Exam questions mainly cover the theory of operation of
parsing, analysis, code generation, optimization, and run-time
- Exercises (10%)
- two to three short assigments
- Project (65%)
- A compiler for a small language, submitted in approximately
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