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    Modern Compiler Implementation in Java: Basic Techniques (Hardback) By (author) Andrew W. Appel


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    DescriptionThis textbook explains all phases of a modern compiler: lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax, semantic actions, intermediate representations, instruction selection via tree matching, dataflow analysis, graph-colouring register allocation with coalescing, and runtime systems. It covers current techniques in code generation and register allocation, as well as functional and object-oriented languages, which are missing from most books on the topic. The author illustrates the most accepted and successful techniques in a concise way, rather than as an exhaustive catalogue of every possible variant. Detailed descriptions of the interfaces between modules of a compiler are illustrated with actual Java classes. A unique feature of the book is a well designed compiler implementation project in Java, including front-end and 'high-tech' back-end phases, so that students can build a complete working compiler in one semester. The textbook is meant for use in a one-semester first course for undergraduates in compiler design. Accompanying support software is available.

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    Modern Compiler Implementation in Java
    Basic Techniques
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew W. Appel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521583879
    ISBN 10: 052158387X

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    BIC subject category V2: UMZ, UMW
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM051230, COM051010
    DC21: 005.453
    BISAC V2.8: COM052000, COM010000
    LC classification: QA76.73.J38 A66 1997
    Thema V1.0: UMZ, UMW
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illus. 34 tables 100 exercises
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    13 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Organization of book is excellent, chapter, section, material selection, presentation...Book is very readable, easy to understand." Deogun, Jitender S., University of Nebraska
    Table of contents
    Part I. Fundamentals of Compilation: 1. Introduction; 2. Lexical analysis; 3. Parsing; 4. Abstract syntax; 5. Semantic analysis; 6. Activation records; 7. Translation to intermediate code; 8. Basic blocks and traces; 9. Instruction selection; 10. Liveness analysis; 11. Register allocation; 12. Putting it all together; Part II. Advanced Topics: 13. Garbage collection; 14. Object-oriented languages; 15. Functional programming languages; 16. Dataflow analysis; 17. Loop optimizations; Appendix: Tiger language reference manual.