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Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

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  • Date Published: October 2002
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820608

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  • This textbook describes all phases of a 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 thorough coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, and the compilation of functional and object-oriented languages. The most accepted and successful techniques are described and illustrated with actual Java^TM® classes. The first part is suitable for a one-semester first course in compiler design. The second part; which includes the compilation of object-oriented and functional languages, garbage collection, loop optimization, SSA form, instruction scheduling, and optimization for cache-memory hierarchies; can be used for a second-semester or graduate course. This new edition includes more discussion of Java and object-oriented programming concepts such as visitor patterns plus a new Mini-Java programming project. A unique feature is the newly redesigned compiler project in Java for a subset of Java itself. The project includes both front-end and back-end phases.

    • The new edition features a newly designed, easy-to-use software project in Java for a subset of Java itself
    • Expanded coverage of object-oriented concepts; also includes coverage of imperative and functional languages
    • Keeps up with the revolution in computer architecture since 1985, including practical back-end issues not available in most texts, with current techniques in instruction selection, code generation and register allocation
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    "[s] comfortably and usefully between cookbooks and encyclopedias on compilation...suitable for self-study." Computing Reviews

    "A well-written book, which strictly adheres to a no-nonsense style." Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820608
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 208 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.27kg
    • contains: 80 b/w illus. 35 tables 135 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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. Polymorphic types
    17. Dataflow analysis
    18. Loop optimizations
    19. Static single-assignment form
    20. Pipelining and scheduling
    21. The memory hierarchy
    Appendix: Mini-Java reference manual.

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