|How to justify teaching compilers firstname.lastname@example.org (Pg Nor Jaidi Pg Tuah) (2004-10-02)|
|Re: How to justify teaching compilers email@example.com (Mayan Moudgill) (2004-10-02)|
|Re: How to justify teaching compilers firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Claveirole) (2004-10-02)|
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|Re: How to justify teaching compilers firstname.lastname@example.org (Tomasz Kowaltowski) (2004-10-04)|
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|From:||Mayan Moudgill <email@example.com>|
|Date:||2 Oct 2004 16:22:43 -0400|
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Pg Nor Jaidi Pg Tuah wrote:
> Dear compiler-loving academics, how would you justify
> keeping/introducing your beloved compiler course?
I'm not an academic, but here's my $0.02. I'm responsible for software
hires at our company. When we're considering anyone with a computer
science degree, he/she is very unlikely to be hired if they have not
taken either a compiler or an operating systems course with a project
requirement (we prefer compiler to OS).
A compiler course with a project can have several benefits:
- Students start to understand CPU architecture and assembler.
- They become sensitized to the performance of HLL constructs.
- They have to actually write a smallish program.
- They develop the skills to write little languages.
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