A Practical Approach to Compiler Construction

Author: Des Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319527894

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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This book provides a practically-oriented introduction to high-level programming language implementation. It demystifies what goes on within a compiler and stimulates the reader's interest in compiler design, an essential aspect of computer science. Programming language analysis and translation techniques are used in many software application areas. A Practical Approach to Compiler Construction covers the fundamental principles of the subject in an accessible way. It presents the necessary background theory and shows how it can be applied to implement complete compilers. A step-by-step approach, based on a standard compiler structure is adopted, presenting up-to-date techniques and examples. Strategies and designs are described in detail to guide the reader in implementing a translator for a programming language. A simple high-level language, loosely based on C, is used to illustrate aspects of the compilation process. Code examples in C are included, together with discussion and illustration of how this code can be extended to cover the compilation of more complex languages. Examples are also given of the use of the flex and bison compiler construction tools. Lexical and syntax analysis is covered in detail together with a comprehensive coverage of semantic analysis, intermediate representations, optimisation and code generation. Introductory material on parallelisation is also included. Designed for personal study as well as for use in introductory undergraduate and postgraduate courses in compiler design, the author assumes that readers have a reasonable competence in programming in any high-level language.
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Elements of Compiler Design

Author: Alexander Meduna

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420063235

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Maintaining a balance between a theoretical and practical approach to this important subject, Elements of Compiler Design serves as an introduction to compiler writing for undergraduate students. From a theoretical viewpoint, it introduces rudimental models, such as automata and grammars, that underlie compilation and its essential phases. Based on these models, the author details the concepts, methods, and techniques employed in compiler design in a clear and easy-to-follow way. From a practical point of view, the book describes how compilation techniques are implemented. In fact, throughout the text, a case study illustrates the design of a new programming language and the construction of its compiler. While discussing various compilation techniques, the author demonstrates their implementation through this case study. In addition, the book presents many detailed examples and computer programs to emphasize the applications of the compiler algorithms. After studying this self-contained textbook, students should understand the compilation process, be able to write a simple real compiler, and easily follow advanced books on the subject.
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A Concise Introduction to Languages and Machines

Author: Alan P. Parkes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848001215

Category: Computers

Page: 346

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A Concise Introduction to Languages, Machines and Logic provides an accessible introduction to three key topics within computer science: formal languages, abstract machines and formal logic. Written in an easy-to-read, informal style, this textbook assumes only a basic knowledge of programming on the part of the reader. The approach is deliberately non-mathematical, and features: - Clear explanations of formal notation and jargon, - Extensive use of examples to illustrate algorithms and proofs, - Pictorial representations of key concepts, - Chapter opening overviews providing an introduction and guidance to each topic, - End-of-chapter exercises and solutions, - Offers an intuitive approach to the topics. This reader-friendly textbook has been written with undergraduates in mind and will be suitable for use on course covering formal languages, formal logic, computability and automata theory. It will also make an excellent supplementary text for courses on algorithm complexity and compilers.
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Crafting a Compiler

Author: Charles N. Fischer,Ronald Kaplan Cytron,Richard Joseph LeBlanc

Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780136067054

Category: Computers

Page: 683

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Crafting a Compiler is an undergraduate-level text that presents a practical approach to compiler construction with thorough coverage of the material and examples that clearly illustrate the concepts in the book. Unlike other texts on the market, Fischer/Cytron/LeBlanc uses object-oriented design patterns and incorporates an algorithmic exposition with modern software practices. The text and its package of accompanying resources allow any instructor to teach a thorough and compelling course in compiler construction in a single semester. An ideal reference and tutorial
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Cambridge University Guide To Courses 2002-2003

Author: University of Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 386

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The Cambridge University Guide to Courses provides information about courses at Cambridge. The Guide is designed to assist schools and prospective candidates for admission by including much more information about the courses at the University than can be given in the Cambridge Admissions Prospectuses, which is available as a booklet and on the web at http://www.cam.ac.uk/CambUniv/ProspStudents.html.
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Programming Language Concepts

Author: Peter Sestoft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447141563

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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Programming Language Concepts uses a functional programming language (F#) as the metalanguage in which to present all concepts and examples, and thus has an operational flavour, enabling practical experiments and exercises. It includes basic concepts such as abstract syntax, interpretation, stack machines, compilation, type checking, and garbage collection techniques, as well as the more advanced topics on polymorphic types, type inference using unification, co- and contravariant types, continuations, and backwards code generation with on-the-fly peephole optimization. Programming Language Concepts covers practical construction of lexers and parsers, but not regular expressions, automata and grammars, which are well covered elsewhere. It throws light on the design and technology of Java and C# to strengthen students’ understanding of these widely used languages. The examples present several interpreters and compilers for toy languages, including a compiler for a small but usable subset of C, several abstract machines, a garbage collector, and ML-style polymorphic type inference. Each chapter has exercises based on such examples.
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Compiler Construction

Principles and Practice

Author: Kenneth C. Louden

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 582

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This compiler design and construction text introduces students to the concepts and issues of compiler design, and features a comprehensive, hands-on case study project for constructing an actual, working compiler
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