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|From:||email@example.com (Paolo Bonzini)|
|Date:||4 Jul 2003 00:09:58 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||04 Jul 2003 00:09:58 EDT|
> i'm taking up a 6 month term project in my bachelor's degree
> course.can someone tell me the roadmap for writing a complier.and also
> suggest the language(maybe c,java etc..or develop a custom
> lang??)....plus is it a good idea to try for translators(c to
> java,MSIL to java bytecode etc...)in the same semester??
C is not that hard, but refrain from using Bison/YACC to generate the
grammar: it might look harder but it pays off most of the times.
Bison is ok only for home-made little languages, but otherwise you
often end up with a messy grammar.
It can be interesting to develop a small C compiler like tcc to plug
in some optimizations. Following Appel's "Modern Compiler
Implementation in *you-named-it*" books can provide a good place
If you want to do a good compiler with register allocation and the
like, 6 months can be a start. Then if you have time you can go on
with the more complex chapters, which deal with improved data-flow
analysis algorithms, CSE, SSA, or loop optimization for example.
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