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Compiler Generators

What They Can Do, What They Might Do, and What They Will Probably Never Do

Authors: Tofte, Mads

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The OrIgIn of this monograph is a course entitled "Semantics­ directed Compiler Generation" which Professor Neil D. Jones gave in 1982 at Copenhagen University, where I was a student at the time. In this course, he described a compiler generator, called CERES, which he was developing. I immediately felt attracted to the unusual combination of mathematical reasoning about com­ pilers and the small intricate building blocks that made up the running system. As I came to understand the system I discovered that within the existing mathematical framework one could express compiler generation as a special case of compilation; this led to a specification of a compiler generator which was bootstrapped on itself resulting in a machine-generated compiler generator. The purpose of this monograph is to describe the CERES system we produced in 1983-84 and compare it with other systems, includ­ ing more recent ones. Also, it is as relevant today as it was then to discuss the role of compiler generators as an aid in the design and implementation of programming languages; this I do in Chap. 5. This monograph is a strongly revised version of the cando scient.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tofte, Mads

    Pages 1-4

  • Report on the Compiler Generator CERES

    Tofte, Mads

    Pages 5-65

  • Compiler Generation, Composability and Self-composability

    Tofte, Mads

    Pages 67-77

  • Discussion of Technical Aspects of Compiler Generation

    Tofte, Mads

    Pages 79-106

  • On Semantics, Compiler Generation, and Hacking

    Tofte, Mads

    Pages 107-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compiler Generators
Book Subtitle
What They Can Do, What They Might Do, and What They Will Probably Never Do
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-61504-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-61504-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-51471-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64857-1
Series ISSN
1431-2654
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 147
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