CISC 7120X Programming Languages and Compilers

37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

In-depth study of major features of programming languages and how they are implemented by compilers. Survey of syntax structures, lexical and semantic analysis. Role of finite automata and regular expressions in language design. Parsing techniques and parse tables. Code generation, optimization, and error detection and recovery.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7110X [707X] or a course in compilers.

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