Writing Compilers and Interpreters

A Software Engineering Approach
Author: Ronald Mak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118079736
Category: Computers
Page: 864
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Long-awaited revision to a unique guide that covers both compilers and interpreters Revised, updated, and now focusing on Java instead of C++, this long-awaited, latest edition of this popular book teaches programmers and software engineering students how to write compilers and interpreters using Java. You?ll write compilers and interpreters as case studies, generating general assembly code for a Java Virtual Machine that takes advantage of the Java Collections Framework to shorten and simplify the code. In addition, coverage includes Java Collections Framework, UML modeling, object-oriented programming with design patterns, working with XML intermediate code, and more.

Writing compilers and interpreters

an applied approach
Author: Ronald Mak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471509684
Category: Computers
Page: 516
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Here's a real-world reference on compiler design that treats the topic as a set of practical skills rather than a body of theory. For practicing programmers wishing to master the design and implementation of compilers, interpreters and their associated utilities, Ronald Mak offers step-by-step guidelines for every aspect of development.

Introduction to Compiler Construction in a Java World


Author: Bill Campbell,Swami Iyer,Bahar Akbal-Delibas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482215071
Category: Computers
Page: 381
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Immersing students in Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Introduction to Compiler Construction in a Java World enables a deep understanding of the Java programming language and its implementation. The text focuses on design, organization, and testing, helping students learn good software engineering skills and become better programmers. The book covers all of the standard compiler topics, including lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax trees, semantic analysis, code generation, and register allocation. The authors also demonstrate how JVM code can be translated to a register machine, specifically the MIPS architecture. In addition, they discuss recent strategies, such as just-in-time compiling and hotspot compiling, and present an overview of leading commercial compilers. Each chapter includes a mix of written exercises and programming projects. By working with and extending a real, functional compiler, students develop a hands-on appreciation of how compilers work, how to write compilers, and how the Java language behaves. They also get invaluable practice working with a non-trivial Java program of more than 30,000 lines of code. Fully documented Java code for the compiler is accessible at http://www.cs.umb.edu/j--/

Modern Compiler Design


Author: Dick Grune,Kees van Reeuwijk,Henri E. Bal,Ceriel J.H. Jacobs,Koen Langendoen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461446996
Category: Computers
Page: 822
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"Modern Compiler Design" makes the topic of compiler design more accessible by focusing on principles and techniques of wide application. By carefully distinguishing between the essential (material that has a high chance of being useful) and the incidental (material that will be of benefit only in exceptional cases) much useful information was packed in this comprehensive volume. The student who has finished this book can expect to understand the workings of and add to a language processor for each of the modern paradigms, and be able to read the literature on how to proceed. The first provides a firm basis, the second potential for growth.

A Practical Approach to Compiler Construction


Author: Des Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319527894
Category: Computers
Page: 254
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This book provides a practically-oriented introduction to high-level programming language implementation. It demystifies what goes on within a compiler and stimulates the reader's interest in compiler design, an essential aspect of computer science. Programming language analysis and translation techniques are used in many software application areas. A Practical Approach to Compiler Construction covers the fundamental principles of the subject in an accessible way. It presents the necessary background theory and shows how it can be applied to implement complete compilers. A step-by-step approach, based on a standard compiler structure is adopted, presenting up-to-date techniques and examples. Strategies and designs are described in detail to guide the reader in implementing a translator for a programming language. A simple high-level language, loosely based on C, is used to illustrate aspects of the compilation process. Code examples in C are included, together with discussion and illustration of how this code can be extended to cover the compilation of more complex languages. Examples are also given of the use of the flex and bison compiler construction tools. Lexical and syntax analysis is covered in detail together with a comprehensive coverage of semantic analysis, intermediate representations, optimisation and code generation. Introductory material on parallelisation is also included. Designed for personal study as well as for use in introductory undergraduate and postgraduate courses in compiler design, the author assumes that readers have a reasonable competence in programming in any high-level language.

Building Parsers with Java


Author: Steven John Metsker
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201719628
Category: Computers
Page: 371
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CD-ROM contains: Examples from text -- Parser toolkit -- Example programs.

Java Number Cruncher

The Java Programmer's Guide to Numerical Computing
Author: Ronald Mak
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130460417
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Mak introduces Java programmers to numerical computing. This book contains clear, non-theoretical explanations of practical numerical algorithms, including safely summing numbers, finding roots of equations, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration and differentiation, and matrix operations, including solving sets of simultaneous equations.

Implementing Programming Languages

An Introduction to Compilers and Interpreters
Author: Aarne Ranta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848900646
Category: Computers
Page: 224
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Implementing a programming language means bridging the gap from the programmer's high-level thinking to the machine's zeros and ones. If this is done in an efficient and reliable way, programmers can concentrate on the actual problems they have to solve, rather than on the details of machines. But understanding the whole chain from languages to machines is still an essential part of the training of any serious programmer. It will result in a more competent programmer, who will moreover be able to develop new languages. A new language is often the best way to solve a problem, and less difficult than it may sound. This book follows a theory-based practical approach, where theoretical models serve as blueprint for actual coding. The reader is guided to build compilers and interpreters in a well-understood and scalable way. The solutions are moreover portable to different implementation languages. Much of the actual code is automatically generated from a grammar of the language, by using the BNF Converter tool. The rest can be written in Haskell or Java, for which the book gives detailed guidance, but with some adaptation also in C, C++, C#, or OCaml, which are supported by the BNF Converter. The main focus of the book is on standard imperative and functional languages: a subset of C++ and a subset of Haskell are the source languages, and Java Virtual Machine is the main target. Simple Intel x86 native code compilation is shown to complete the chain from language to machine. The last chapter leaves the standard paths and explores the space of language design ranging from minimal Turing-complete languages to human-computer interaction in natural language.

Compiler construction for digital computers


Author: David Gries
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 493
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Describes the techniques involved in writing compilers for high-level languages such as FORTRAN or PL/1. Treats both theory and practical aspects of compiler writing. Discusses semantic routines, their purposes and their connection to syntax recognition.

Compiler Design

Virtual Machines
Author: Reinhard Wilhelm,Helmut Seidl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642149092
Category: Computers
Page: 187
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While compilers for high-level programming languages are large complex software systems, they have particular characteristics that differentiate them from other software systems. Their functionality is almost completely well-defined – ideally there exist complete precise descriptions of the source and target languages, while additional descriptions of the interfaces to the operating system, programming system and programming environment, and to other compilers and libraries are often available. The implementation of application systems directly in machine language is both difficult and error-prone, leading to programs that become obsolete as quickly as the computers for which they were developed. With the development of higher-level machine-independent programming languages came the need to offer compilers that were able to translate programs into machine language. Given this basic challenge, the different subtasks of compilation have been the subject of intensive research since the 1950s. This book is not intended to be a cookbook for compilers, instead the authors' presentation reflects the special characteristics of compiler design, especially the existence of precise specifications of the subtasks. They invest effort to understand these precisely and to provide adequate concepts for their systematic treatment. This is the first book in a multivolume set, and here the authors describe what a compiler does, i.e., what correspondence it establishes between a source and a target program. To achieve this the authors specify a suitable virtual machine (abstract machine) and exactly describe the compilation of programs of each source language into the language of the associated virtual machine for an imperative, functional, logic and object-oriented programming language. This book is intended for students of computer science. Knowledge of at least one imperative programming language is assumed, while for the chapters on the translation of functional and logic programming languages it would be helpful to know a modern functional language and Prolog. The book is supported throughout with examples, exercises and program fragments.

Modern Compiler Implementation in C


Author: Andrew W. Appel,Maia Ginsburg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607650
Category: Computers
Page: 556
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Describes all phases of a modern compiler, including techniques in code generation and register allocation for imperative, functional and object-oriented languages.

Building Your Own Compiler with C++


Author: Jim Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780131821064
Category: Computers
Page: 199
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Holmes satisfies the dual demand for an introduction to compilers and a hands-on compiler construction project manual inThe Object-Oriented Compiler Workbook.This book details the construction process of a fundamental, yet functional compiler, so that readers learn by actually doing. It uses C++ as the implementation language, the most popular Object Oriented language, and compiles a tiny subset of Pascal, resulting in source language constructs that are already a part of most readers' experience. It offers extensive figures detailing the behavior of the compiler, especially as it relates to the parse tree. It supplies complete source codes for example compiler listed as an appendix and available by FTP.

Language Implementation Patterns

Create Your Own Domain-specific and General Programming Languages
Author: Terence Parr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934356456
Category: Computers
Page: 374
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A guide to language implementation covers such topics as data readers, model-driven code generators, source-to-source translators, and source analyzers.

Software Engineering in C


Author: Peter A. Darnell,Philip E. Margolis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468403087
Category: Computers
Page: 612
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The author starts with the premise that C is an excellent language for software engineering projects. The book con- centrates on programming style,particularly readability, maintainability, and portability. Documents the proposed ANSI Standard, which is expected to be ratified in 1987. This book is designed as a text for both beginner and inter- mediate-level programmers.

Programming Language Processors in Java

Compilers and Interpreters
Author: David Anthony Watt,Deryck F. Brown
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130257864
Category: Computers
Page: 436
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This book provides a gently paced introduction to techniques for implementing programming languages by means of compilers and interpreters, using the object-oriented programming language Java. The book aims to exemplify good software engineering principles at the same time as explaining the specific techniques needed to build compilers and interpreters.

Engineering a Compiler


Author: Keith Cooper,Linda Torczon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080916613
Category: Computers
Page: 824
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This entirely revised second edition of Engineering a Compiler is full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation. In-depth treatment of algorithms and techniques used in the front end of a modern compiler Focus on code optimization and code generation, the primary areas of recent research and development Improvements in presentation including conceptual overviews for each chapter, summaries and review questions for sections, and prominent placement of definitions for new terms Examples drawn from several different programming languages

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master
Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 013211917X
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.