Book: "Compilers and Compiler Generators: An Introduction using C++"

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5 Mar 1997 21:34:59 -0500

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From: "Pat Terry" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 5 Mar 1997 21:34:59 -0500
Organization: Rhodes University
Keywords: books, available, C++

I am pleased to announce that my new book has now been published:

      Compilers and Compiler Generators: An Introduction using C++

      P.D. Terry, Rhodes University

      ISBN 1-85032-298-8
      International Thomson Computer Press, 1997

This has been written to support a practically oriented course in
programming language translation, focussing on LL(1) parsing, and the
use both of hand-crafted methods and the tool Coco/R.

For those who do not know, Coco/R generates recursive descent parsers
and their associated scanners from attribute grammars. Coco/R,
developed originally by Hanspeter Moessenboeck in Linz, is extremely
easy to use. While not a toy, it is ideally suited to introductory

A prime aim of the book has been to provide a sufficient level of
theory without overwhelming the reader with too much mathematical
detail, and to provide extensive case studies and exercises to capture
the reader's interest.

C++ is used for the text's illustrations, although source code for all
of the case studies is provided on a accompanying disk in each of C++,
Modula-2 and Turbo Pascal. This code is also available by ftp from (Source code and Coco/R executables) (Full Coco/R kits)

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