|Book "Writing Compilers & Interpreters" firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-03-23)|
|Re: Book "Writing Compilers & Interpreters" popyackl@LONEX.RL.AF.MIL (1992-04-01)|
|Re: Book "Writing Compilers & Interpreters" email@example.com (1992-04-02)|
|Re: Book "Writing Compilers & Interpreters" firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-04-03)|
|From:||popyackl@LONEX.RL.AF.MIL (Leonard J. Popyack)|
|Date:||Wed, 1 Apr 1992 16:12:08 GMT|
>I was wondering if anyone has the book "Writing Compilers and Interpreters"
>by Ronald L. Mak and if it's worth buying.
I just picked it up last week. Basically, it is a large tutorial on
building a Pascal compiler and interpreter (using C) for execution on an
8086 based target machine. I set the book down after briefly looking at
it in the store, then went back to get it. I figured it might be good for
I am reading Fisher and LeBlanc "Crafting a Compiler with C" now.
Comparitively, Mak does next to nothing on parser comparison, or the use
of scanner generators (ie, he just uses what seems like a
recursive-descent parser coded in C).
Both books are good, in their own rights. Where Fisher lacks real-world
coded examples, Mak has one to look at and study. I might be able to
comment more on the books after finishing both of them. (I am reading
Fisher & LeBlanc first and more thoroughly.) Since I knew basically
nothing about the construction of a compiler, I am hoping these books can
give me some insite.
73 Len Popyack
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