Re: Online compiler courses?

andy johnson <>
Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:11:02 -0700 (PDT)

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From: andy johnson <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:11:02 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 09-08-046
Keywords: courses
Posted-Date: 30 Aug 2009 18:47:34 EDT

Montana State has a very well designed introductory compiler course
and the entirety of the course materials are available online. Lecture
videos are not available, but I feel that the content would still be
very accessible from the internet only. The labs are all based in Java
and don't require anything more than a text editor and javac.
Everything in the labwork you will build from scratch, which is really
the only way to go for a serious compiler course; if you can't build
your own scanner or parser by the end of a compiler course then it
probably isn't worth your time.

In comparison to the open courseware available from Stanford or MIT, I
think this track is much more accessible from a student's point of
view. In regards to copyright there is no stated policy, so I would
treat the materials as read-only. If you want to reference something
in the course I would be happy to go ask on your behalf.

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