|Teaching compilers backwards? email@example.com (Andy Gill) (2003-09-23)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? Trevor.Jenkins@suneidesis.com (2003-09-27)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? firstname.lastname@example.org (Rodney M. Bates) (2003-10-04)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? email@example.com (Albert Hofkamp) (2003-10-08)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? firstname.lastname@example.org (2003-10-08)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2003-10-12)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Flass) (2003-10-13)|
|Re: Teaching compilers backwards? Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca (Brian Inglis) (2003-10-13)|
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|From:||Trevor.Jenkins@suneidesis.com (Trevor Jenkins)|
|Date:||27 Sep 2003 14:30:32 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||27 Sep 2003 14:30:29 EDT|
On 23 Sep 2003 12:56:15 -0400, Andy Gill <email@example.com> wrote:
> Has anyone ever taught compilers backwards? How did it work out?
I haven't taught acourse but back in the mists of time (early 80s) my
Master's degree had a compilers option that was taught by F R A
Hopgood. He started with code generation and optimisation. Syntax
analysis came later. The course text was his Compiling Techniques
monograph from Macmillian/Elsevier, which was published in 1969. Also
Richard Bornat's book "Understanding and Writing Compilers" (published
in 1979) starts with code generation.
Must be a British thing.
> Can anyone offer any advice about how this might work out?
It worked for me.
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