Re: 'Compiler Construction' by Niklaus Wirth (ozan s. yigit)
12 Nov 1996 22:00:10 -0500

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From: (ozan s. yigit)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lang.oberon
Date: 12 Nov 1996 22:00:10 -0500
Organization: The Electric Skillet
References: 96-10-146
Keywords: books, Oberon

      I understand that Nikalus Wirth has a new book out titled 'Compiler
      Construction' that includes a PC platform compiler. I have a couple of

      Has anyone in the US seen or received this book yet? Also, does the
      compiler generate DOS or Win95 executables?

We have the book in Canada. I peeked at it quickly: It describes a
subset of Oberon, with the type of pragmatic detail as you may expect
from Wirth. I would recommend it for undergrad students especially, or
anyone who would like to get into writing small recursive-descent
compilers with the least amount of seasickness. A bigger compiler is
described in the Oberon book itself, but not with this detail. I do
not think it generates dos executables.

oz (

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