|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:||email@example.com (Martin-Martin Nike)|
|Organization:||abUSENET, Coventry Polytechnic, Coventry, UK|
|Date:||Fri, 3 Apr 1992 11:22:13 GMT|
>>I was wondering if anyone has the book "Writing Compilers and Interpreters"
>>by Ronald L. Mak and if it's worth buying.
>[or how it compares to Fisher & LeBlanc]
If you want a book which gives the construction of a compiler, try Allen
Holub's excellent 'compiler design in C'. The book starts off with a
section on lexical analysis, then follows up with sections on grammar and
then includes the actual source of two parser's and a lexical analyser,
explained step by step.
Also included is a complete C compiler, broken down and explained
I used this book to write a compiler for my honours project, and apart
from a lot of errors and a few bugs, it gives superb insight in how a
compiler works, how values are manipulated and is written in a friendly
and untheoretical manner.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about compiler design.
/\/\artin-/\/\artin Nike, Coventry Polytechnic, England.
[Holub's book has been discussed at length in the past here. It gives the
complete annotated source code for a working compiler, the only book I know
of that does so. Early printings suffered from a phenomenal number of
editing and printing errors, but errata sheets are available (see message
90-06-081) and recent printings fix most of them. -John]
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