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Modern Compiler Implementation in Java

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511039300

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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 good coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, as well as the compilation of functional and object-oriented languages, that is missing from most books. The most accepted and successful techniques are described concisely, rather than as an exhaustive catalog of every possible variant, and illustrated with actual Java classes. This second edition has been extensively rewritten to include more discussion of Java and object-oriented programming concepts, such as visitor patterns. 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, so that students can build a complete working compiler in one semester.

    • 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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    From reviews of the first edition... 'One of the first compiler texts that presents, at an undergraduate level, developments from the mid-1980's onward … This breakdown of topics is a good reflection of where a compiler writer's time actually goes.' Dr. Dobb's Journal

    'Serves its intended purpose as a classroom textbook, fitting comfortably and usefully between cookbooks and encyclopedias on compilation … also suitable for self-study.' Computing Reviews

    '… I recommend this book as a textbook for both beginning and advanced compiler courses … a well-written book, which strictly adheres to a no-nonsense style, and therefore is a pleasure to read.' Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511039300
    • contains: 80 b/w illus. 35 tables 135 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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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