Monographs in Computer Science

Compiler Construction

Authors: Waite, William M., Goos, Gerhard

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Compilers and operating systems constitute the basic interfaces between a programmer and the machine for which he is developing software. In this book we are concerned with the construction of the former. Our intent is to provide the reader with a firm theoretical basis for compiler construction and sound engineering principles for selecting alternate methods, imple­ menting them, and integrating them into a reliable, economically viable product. The emphasis is upon a clean decomposition employing modules that can be re-used for many compilers, separation of concerns to facilitate team programming, and flexibility to accommodate hardware and system constraints. A reader should be able to understand the questions he must ask when designing a compiler for language X on machine Y, what tradeoffs are possible, and what performance might be obtained. He should not feel that any part of the design rests on whim; each decision must be based upon specific, identifiable characteristics of the source and target languages or upon design goals of the compiler. The vast majority of computer professionals will never write a compiler. Nevertheless, study of compiler technology provides important benefits for almost everyone in the field . • It focuses attention on the basic relationships between languages and machines. Understanding of these relationships eases the inevitable tran­ sitions to new hardware and programming languages and improves a person's ability to make appropriate tradeoft's in design and implementa­ tion .

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Waite, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Properties of Programming Languages

    Waite, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Properties of Real and Abstract Machines

    Waite, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 46-84

  • Abstract Program Representations

    Waite, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 85-101

  • Elements of Formal Systems

    Waite, William M. (et al.)

    Pages 102-134

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Softcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compiler Construction
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5192-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5192-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9731-4
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 447
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