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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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    Title
    Modern Compiler Implementation in Java
    Subtitle
    Basic Techniques
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew W. Appel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 715 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521586542
    ISBN 10: 0521586542
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    BIC subject category V2: UMZ, UMW
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM051230, COM051010
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA76.73.J3
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 005.453
    BISAC V2.8: COM052000, COM010000
    Thema V1.0: UMZ, UMW
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illus. 34 tables 100 exercises
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ."..this is one of the first compiler texts I have seen that presents, at an undergraduate level, developments from the mid-1980s onward." Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobb's Journal
    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.