Monday 2:00 - 3:15 pm, room 1013
Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 pm, room 1302
Professor Amir Pnueli
Instructor: Amir Pnueli
Office hours: WWH505, Monday and Wednesday 4-5 pm, and by appointment.
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Aho, Lam, Sethi, and Ullman: Compilers, principles, Techniques and
Scott: Programming Language Pragmatics.
A nice balance of language issues and implementation issues, with substantial
elementary information about compiler structures and organization.
Additional recommended readings:
Fraser and Hanson: a retargetable C compiler
(Benjamin Cummings, 1996)
Good treatment of the machine-description techniques used among others by
the GCC family of compilers.
Muchnick: advanced compiler design and
implementation (Morgan Kaufman, 1997)
Excellent treatment of code generation and optimization issues for
a variety of processors.
Appel : modern compiler implementation in C : basic
Also available in ML and Java versions.
Dewar & Smosna : Microprocessors, a programmer's
perspective (Mc-Graw Hill)
An excellent survey of what a software engineer needs to know
Course outline and Class
sample questions for final examination
Assignment 1: lexical analysis , due
February 20, 2007
Assignment 2: Algorithms on grammars (postscript),
PDF, due March 21, 2007
Take-Home Final Exam
Take-home exam (postscript),
due May 8, 2007
The course involves the construction of a compiler for a simple imperative
Lexer Assignment, due February, 12, 2007.
- Parser Assignment, due February 26, 2007.
Semantic Analysis Assignment (postscript),
PDF, due March 21, 2007.
Intermediate Code Generation (postscript),
PDF, due April 11, 2007.
Assembly Code Generation, due April 30, 2007.
Test Programs for Compiler Project