40 year old compilers

glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:14:05 +0000 (UTC)

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From: glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c,comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:14:05 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Aioe.org NNTP Server
Summary: books about 40 year old compilers
Keywords: C, question
Posted-Date: 05 Jun 2013 11:27:14 EDT

Someone in comp.lang.c is interested in understanding how a 40 years
old C compilers works, but doesn't know much about compilers.

Seems to me that one way to learn is to read 40 year old compiler books.

I still have http://www.amazon.com/dp/047132776X (Gries) that I bought
about 35 years ago, but that might not be the best to understand
C compilers.

So, I wonder (cross post replies) about favorite 40 year old compiler
books, especially if written using C-like languages for examples, or
otherwise better than average for understanding C compilers.

Most should be availabl for low prices on the used book market.
Gries is $0.01 plus $3.99 for shipping.

For a description of the development of C, and a few other languages,
one might look at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578700094 only about 15
years old, and available used starting at $0.80 (plus shipping).

-- glen
[Seventh edition Unix C compiler description here http://plan9.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/vol2/ctour.bun ]

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