|opinions on _Building An Optimizing Compiler_ firstname.lastname@example.org (1999-06-27)|
|Re: opinions on _Building An Optimizing Compiler_ email@example.com (Vladimir Makarov) (1999-07-01)|
|Re: opinions on _Building An Optimizing Compiler_ firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Monat) (1999-07-23)|
|From:||"Andy Monat" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||23 Jul 1999 22:20:45 -0400|
|Organization:||Posted via RemarQ, http://www.remarQ.com - The Internet's Discussion Network|
I read much of Morgan's book as part of a directed reading group with
several compiler researchers while I was a university student this
spring. Even though I had had a basic compiler course, covering much
of the classical material from the Dragon book, much of what Morgan
said was confusing. I don't think I would have been able to understand
it without expert help, or at least someone who knew the literature.
Morgan's book is, indeed, conceived as a design for a modern
optimizing compiler. It assumes that you can get a scanner and parser
and that the back end has all the interesting problems, and that to
get good code for a modern RISC machine relatively recent techniques
are required. Further, it is not a survey of all possible special
cases or alternatives, providing just one suggested way to put
together each part of a compiler.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message 99-06-093...
>Anyone read and/or have an opinion on Robert Morgan's book _Building
>An Optimizing Compiler_?
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