Re: How does "Engineering a Compiler" (by Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon) compare to the Dragon Book (Principles of Compiler Design by Alfred Aho and Jeffery Ulman)? (Anton Ertl)
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 05:30:52 GMT

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From: (Anton Ertl)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 05:30:52 GMT
Organization: Institut fuer Computersprachen, Technische Universitaet Wien
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Posted-Date: 08 Sep 2021 10:14:19 EDT

I have read the 1986 version of the Dragon Book (i.e., Aho, Sethi,
Ullman). It covers the front end part deeply, but is not so strong on
the back end part.

I have looked at Cooper & Torczon, but have not read it. But my
impression was good; in particular it covered more of the back end.

- anton
M. Anton Ertl

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