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Compiler Design by Reinhard Wilhelm
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Oct 23, 09

bookshelves: compiler, computer-science, non-fiction, i-have
Read in October, 2000

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 explanation on the different approaches and their complexities are highly detailed.

The book is written in a very serious and professional tone, much like an authoritative work on a subject, rather than a book that invites the reader to explore and experiment. This is somewhat an issue because I had to read this during university and it wasn't easy to read it.
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