CISC 7110X Compiler Construction

37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Systems design of higher-level languages and their processors. Comparison and analysis of programming language structures and dictions. Syntax description, parsing algorithms and their implementation. Representation of semantics and semantic analysis. Object code generation and optimization. Bootstrapping techniques, higher-level translators, and self-compilers. This course requires a substantial amount of programming. (Not open to students who have completed a course in compiler construction.)

Prerequisite: A course in assembly language; and a course in data structures.


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