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  • Title Compiler Construction
  • Author(s) William M. Waite and Gerhard Goos
  • Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984 edition (May 24, 2013)
  • Paperback 447 pages,
  • eBook PDF (372 pages, 1.9 MB))
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461297311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461297314
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Book Description

This is a modern text written by two leaders in the field, demonstrates how a compiler is built.

Compilers and operating systems constitute the basic interfaces between a programmer and the machine for which he is developing software. In this book we are concerned with the construction of the former. Our intent is to provide the reader with a firm theoretical basis for compiler construction and sound engineering principles for selecting alternate methods, imple­ menting them, and integrating them into a reliable, economically viable product.

The emphasis is upon a clean decomposition employing modules that can be re-used for many compilers, separation of concerns to facilitate team programming, and flexibility to accommodate hardware and system constraints. A reader should be able to understand the questions he must ask when designing a compiler for language X on machine Y, what tradeoffs are possible, and what performance might be obtained. He should not feel that any part of the design rests on whim; each decision must be based upon specific, identifiable characteristics of the source and target languages or upon design goals of the compiler.

The vast majority of computer professionals will never write a compiler. Nevertheless, study of compiler technology provides important benefits for almost everyone in the field . • It focuses attention on the basic relationships between languages and machines. Understanding of these relationships eases the inevitable tran­ sitions to new hardware and programming languages and improves a person's ability to make appropriate tradeoft's in design and implementa­tion .

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