Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

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By (author) Andrew W. Appel

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 558 pages
  • Dimensions: 197mm x 244mm x 31mm | 1,116g
  • Publication date: 13 December 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521583888
  • ISBN 13: 9780521583886
  • Illustrations note: 80 b/w illus. 34 tables 117 exercises

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Last year you may have seen the Modern Compiler Implementation in C: Basic Techniques (1997) which was the preliminary edition of our new 1998 textbook, Modern Compiler Implementation in C. The new, expanded version of this textbook describes all phases of a modern compiler: lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax, semantic actions, intermediate representations, instruction selection via tree matching, dataflow analysis, graph-coloring register allocation, and runtime systems. It includes good coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, as well as functional and object-oriented languages, that are missing from most books. In addition, more advanced chapters are now included so that it can be used as the basis for two-semester or graduate course. The most accepted and successful techniques are described in a concise way, rather than as an exhaustive catalog of every possible variant. Detailed descriptions of the interfaces between modules of a compiler are illustrated with actual C header files. The first part of the book, Fundamentals of Compilation, is suitable for a one-semester first course in compiler design. The second part, Advanced Topics, which includes the advanced chapters, covers the compilation of object-oriented and functional languages, garbage collection, loop optimizations, SSA form, loop scheduling, and optimization for cache-memory hierarchies. 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. Accompanying support software is available.

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' ... this book is a pleasure to read and study. If you want to refresh or update your knowledge of compiler implementation topics, this book is warmly.' Arie van Deursen, Science of Computer Programming

Table of contents

Part I. Fundametals 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. Polymorphic types; 17. Dataflow analysis; 18. Loop optimizations; 19. Static single-assignment form; 20. Pipelining and scheduling; 21. The memory hierarchy; Appendix.