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Compiler Design

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This is the first book on compiler design that covers object-oriented, functional, and logic programming languages--as well as imperative languages. The theory of computer design is covered in depth, but the focus throughout is on tools and implementation techniques which will be of practical use to software developers.
Hardcover, 606 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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Art Yerkes
Jul 15, 2009 Art Yerkes rated it it was amazing
Quite possibly the best mix of theory and practice I've ever encountered in a book on the guts of programming languages. It provides a mathematical foundation without getting bogged down in self-congratulation or formality and focuses on practical compilers and features of languages we use, including foundations of object oriented inheritance and how it's implemented. Also provding a look at the historical P-machine, virtual machine design and chapters on functional programming that are widely ...more
David
This is a highly informative book. It concentrates on the concepts and theories rather than any particular programming language, hence the code examples are sparse and are in pseudocode. Of course, that also means that there are mathematical formulas that I simply dread as I can't seem to understand them easily.

The book covers topics such as the techniques and structures for the efficient compilation of object-oriented languages, functional languages, and logic languages. The discussion and expl
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