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"There's nothing this programmer likes more in a book than a structured, logical layout, and Modern Compiler Design has it by the bucketful. [...] this excellent book covers not just procedural languages, but object-oriented, functional, logic and parallel/distributed languages too. [...] a well-written and thorough book [...] recommended for the compiler novice." - David Johns in Application Development Advisor, Nov/Dec 2000
A compiler is one of the most vital parts of a computer?s system software, translating programs written in a high-level language into low-level commands that the machine can understand and execute. Most compiler design books focus only on techniques for imperative (or procedural) languages like C or Pascal, whereas Modern Compiler Design also covers compilation techniques for object-oriented, functional, logic and distributed languages. Features of the book include:
This is the textbook my class used for the compiler design class, and I must say it is excellent. Every technique is well expained, and its a lot easier to follow than "the... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2002 by Mathieu
If you are looking for a first book on this subject then this is not the book for you. Instead get the dragon book on Compiler Design published by Addison Wesley. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002 by Bradley Snobar