Engineering a Compiler – 2nd Edition – ISBN: , View on ScienceDirect Write a review. Authors: Keith Cooper Linda Torczon. Linda Torczon. · Rating details · ratings · 7 reviews. The proliferation of processors, environments, and constraints on systems has cast compiler. The RESER workshop provides a venue in which empirical software engineering researchers can discuss the theoretical foundations and.
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The proliferation of processors, environments, and constraints on systems has cast compiler technology into a wider variety of settings, changing the compiler and compiler writer’s role. No longer is execution speed the sole criterion for judging compiled code. Today, code might be judged on how small it is, how much power it consumes, how well it compresses, or how many p The proliferation of processors, environments, and constraints on systems has cast compiler technology into a wider variety of settings, changing the compiler and compiler writer’s role.
Today, code might be judged on how small it is, how much power it consumes, how well it compresses, or how many page faults it generates. In this evolving environment, the task of building a successful compiler relies upon the compiler writer’s ability to balance and blend algorithms, engineering insights, and careful planning. Today’s compiler writer must choose a path through a design space that is filled with diverse alternatives, each with distinct costs, advantages, and complexities.
Engineering a Compiler explores this design space by presenting some of the ways these problems have been solved, and the constraints that made each of those solutions attractive.
By understanding the parameters of the problem kwith their impact on compiler design, the authors hope to convey both the depth of the problems and the breadth of possible solutions. Their goal is to cover a broad enough selection of material to show readers that real tradeoffs exist, and that the impact of those choices can be both subtle and far-reaching. Authors Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon convey both the art and the science of compiler construction and show best practice algorithms for the major passes of a compiler.
Their text re-balances the curriculum for an introductory course in compiler construction to reflect the issues that arise in current practice. Focuses on the back end of the compiler–reflecting the focus of research and development over the last decade. Uses the well-developed theory from scanning and parsing to introduce concepts linca play a critical role in optimization and code generation. Introduces the student to optimization through data-flow analysis, SSA form, and a selection of scalar optimizations.
Builds on fompiler background to teach modern methods in code generation: Presents examples in several different programming languages in order to best illustrate the concept. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Engineering a Compilerplease sign up.
Be engjneering first to ask a question about Engineering a Compiler. Lists with This Book. Given that this can easily be made into a very confusing and convoluted subject, this book does a really good job of simplifying Compiler Engineering.
Still I must give a warning that this subject is not for the faint of heart. Engineering a Compiler is an excellent introductory text on compilers. I particularly enjoyed the textbook’s clean layout and design and cleanly written algorithms placed very close to the paragraphs where they are relevant.
Particularly after reading Muchnick, I found the amount of text explanation with a lack of concrete examples to be disturbing. Whole sections pass without any accompanying code examples.
While I didn’t think that pseudocode would have particularly enriched these topics, and I Engineering a Compiler is an excellent introductory text on compilers. While I didn’t think that pseudocode would have particularly enriched these topics, and I could certainly look up the relevant papers provided in the bibliography, I found the lack of a concrete representation to work with left me somehow wanting more.
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All in all I suggest Engineering a Compiler as an excellent candidate for easy entry into a discussion on compilers, or an undergraduate text. Aug 12, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: Alright book if you are looking for a good overview of compiler concepts.
I read this while using the Dragon Book as a reference, and I think in the future I will definitely use the Dragon book to look up information, but this book did a much better job of explaining concepts in a non-technical way first. It may be a great introduction, but I will never know.
The problems with books like this is that they skim over topics not going deep into the subject ever. This book has some good chapters. In plain english, it is just boring. I cannot see anyone reading this book from cover to cover. And yet it is not a reference. I do not recommend it. Jun 02, Qinglai rated it liked it. A lit bit boring, filled with well-known facts, very weak front-end. But after all this is just a intro to compiler.
Jan 10, Nick Black rated it liked it. I’ve been reading too many books and papers about compilers the past few months to really enjoy this book very much, especially compared to Kennedy’s and Muchinek’s. This is kind of the “West End” or perhaps “Goals ” of the trio they form, with the least rigorous presentation and most minimal coverage. I think we’re using this in CS only because so many MS students are gormless waste-wits, admitted only to collect some tuition I’m coming to loathe introducing myself as an MS student; until I start my PhD, I’m going to stick with “principal engineer, mcafee” and only admit I’m also a student when prodded.
Sigh, such is life! Apr 03, Vipul Chawathe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Engineering a Compiler is the default follow up for Engineering students after having just completed theory of computer science course laying common foundation with pure science.
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