Retargetable compilers book

Rainer Leupers <>
26 Nov 2001 21:55:33 -0500

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From: Rainer Leupers <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 Nov 2001 21:55:33 -0500
Organization: University of Dortmund & ICD
Keywords: books, comment
Posted-Date: 26 Nov 2001 21:55:33 EST


Those of you working on retargetable compilation and/or compilers for
embedded systems might be interested in the following new book:

Retargetable Compiler Technology for Embedded Systems
Tools and Applications
Rainer Leupers, Peter Marwedel
Kluwer Academic Publishers, November 2001, ISBN 0-7923-7578-5

The book focuses on the specific requirements and applications of
retargetable compilers in the area of embedded system design. Here's
some information from the back cover:

It is well known that embedded systems have to be implemented
efficiently. This requires that processors optimized for certain
application domains are used in embedded systems. Such an optimization
requires a careful exploration of the design space, including a
detailed study of cost/performance tradeoffs. In order to avoid
time-consuming assembly language programming during design space
exploration, compilers are needed. In order to analyze the effect of
various software or hardware configurations on the performance,
retargetable compilers are needed that can generate code for numerous
different potential hardware configurations. This book provides a
comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fast developing area of
retargetable compilers for embedded systems. It describes a large set
important tools as well as applications of retargetable compilers at
different levels in the design flow. Retargetable Compiler Technology
for Embedded Systems is mostly self-contained and requires only
fundamental knowledge in software and compiler design. It is intended
to be a key reference for researchers and designers working on
software, compilers, and processor optimization for embedded systems.
Dr. Rainer Leupers
University of Dortmund, Computer Science 12
Otto-Hahn-Str. 16, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
phone: +49 231 755-6151, fax: -6116, mobile: +49 177 2131146
email (office):,
email (home):
[Sounds like a swell book, but it's rather pricey, $105.00 for a 188
page book. -John]

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