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sbloch@ms.uky.edu (Stephen Bloch)
Tue, 3 Aug 1993 21:32:07 GMT

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From: sbloch@ms.uky.edu (Stephen Bloch)
Keywords: books, question, courses
Organization: University Of Kentucky, Dept. of Math Sciences
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1993 21:32:07 GMT

I just arrived in the CS Department here, and am supposed to begin
teaching an undergrad compiler-construction course in three weeks. No
textbook has been selected or ordered yet, and I want to order one within
the week. Compilers are not my primary area, so I'm not up to date on
textbooks. I've read the brief book reviews in the FAQ, and will
investigate them further; thanks to the people who provided them. A few
comments and questions remain.

The Tremblay and Sorenson book mentioned in the FAQ has a companion volume
entitled "An Implementation Guide to Compiler Writing". Does anybody have
comments about how it works, or how they work together?

Second, the book currently at the head of my list is Patrick Terry's
"Programming Language Translation: a Practical Approach", which isn't
on your FAQ list at all. I haven't used it yet, but it looks like a
very friendly introduction to compilers for undergrads with a certain
amount of math anxiety (which is what I'm dealing with, I think).

Any other suggestions would be heartily appreciated, especially this
week. Thanks,

Stephen Bloch


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