Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 558 pages
  • 197.4 x 243.6 x 31mm | 1,115.85g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 80 b/w illus. 34 tables 117 exercises
  • 0521583888
  • 9780521583886

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.

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Review quote

' ... 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

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