This book provides the foundation for understanding the theory and pracitce of compilers. Revised and updated, it reflects the current state of compilation. Every chapter has been completely revised to reflect developments in software engineering, programming languages, and computer architecture that have occurred since 1986, when the last edition published. The authors, recognizing that few readers will ever go on to construct a compiler, retain their focus on the broader set of problems faced in software design and software development. Computer scientists, developers, and aspiring students that want to learn how to build, maintain, and execute a compiler for a major programming language.
Alfred V. Aho is Lawrence Gussman Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Professor Aho has won several awards including the Great Teacher Award for 2003 from the Society of Columbia Graduates and the IEEE John von Neumann Medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the ACM and IEEE.
Monica S. Lam is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, was the Chief Scientist at Tensilica and the founding CEO of moka5. She led the SUIF project which produced one of the most popular research compilers, and pioneered numerous compiler techniques used in industry.
Ravi Sethi launched the research organization in Avaya and is president of Avaya Labs. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Bell Labs in Murray Hill and chief technical officer for communications software at Lucent Technologies. He has held teaching positions at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Arizona, and has taught at Princeton University and Rutgers. He is a fellow of the ACM.
Jeffrey Ullman is CEO of Gradiance and a Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research interests include database theory, database integration, data mining, and education using the information infrastructure. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the ACM, and winner of the Karlstrom Award and Knuth Prize.
The "Dragon" book makes any bookshelf look more beautiful, and is great for photo shoots and job applications. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jason
Entails all the important topics of compiler design and starts off with a creating a compiler for small program to demonstrate all the phases of compiling a program.. Read morePublished on April 14 2012 by cs undergrad
The worst textbook I've ever read.
For Many times I've been confused by the author's explanation for some very simple ideas.
What can you say about a book that has 41+ reviews, and all with close to perfect marks?
I bought this book not as it required so by almost any and all classes that teach... Read more
I took a course on compiler design and implementation
and i would say that this book can really introduce
compiler concepts but its very pascal based. Read more
This book, in its time, was a classic. When it was published
it was one of the best books available on compiler design. Read more
If you study langages and compiler design, you WILL hear about "the dragon book". Yet, it is the worst book I've read on the subject. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2002 by Mathieu
My graduate compiler class used this book. I hated it. The book is dry and seems to be disorganized to the untrained eye. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2002 by Jim
I was sad to read the negative comments on this book because they could give people who are not familiar with the topic the impression that this is not a great book. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002