Welcome students! ... to the compiler construction course, edition Spring 2011. I will keep updating it regularly. If you have questions related to that course feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Here is some basic information:
The course syllabusOur final exam will be on Thursday, May 12th from 7:10-9pm in WWH 512.
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Lecture File reading1. Introduction pdf 1.1, 1.2 and skim 1.3 to 1.6
12. Code Generation I pdf 8.1->8.5 except: skim (8.3.3, 8.5.4, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, and 8.5.7)
13. Code Generation II pdf 8.6-> 8.9 except: skim (8.8, 8.9.3, 8.9.4, 8.9.5)
Summary of topics and extra problems
ProjectLexical analyzer : Due Feb 24th
Practice ProblemsThese problems are for practice only. They will not affect your final grade. Therefore you do not need to submit them. But I highly suggest you do submit.
Useful Links (More specific about our course material)Flex: fast lexical analyzer for C/C++
Interesting Links (General about compilers)
Interesting debate about YACC (Thanks to Ali Shah):
Another Parser genertor (ANTLR) (Thanks to Gordon Woodhull)
An Interview with Michael Rabin: ACM Communications Magazine Vol 53, No. 2, Feb 2010 See how automata theory was discovered and evolved.
Compiler Research: The Next 50 years: ACM Communications Magazine, Vol 52, No. 2, Feb 2009
Power Efficient Software: ACM Communications Magazine Vol 53, No. 2, Feb 2010
Compilers resources page
Phoenix: the basis for all future Microsoft compiler technologies