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Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation

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From the Foreword by Susan L. Graham:
This book takes on the challenges of contemporary languages and
architectures, and prepares the reader for the new compiling problems that
will inevitably arise in the future.

The definitive book on advanced compiler design
This comprehensive, up-to-date work examines advanced issues in the design
and implementation of compilers for

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Hardcover, 856 pages
Published August 15th 1997 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published August 1st 1997)
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Nick Black
Oct 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: likely-reread
One of the finest computer science textbooks I've ever read, and I've read hundreds. Muchnick is clearly a demigod who's made a fine study of humans so that he might walk amongst us, for reasons unknown to anyone but him. This has reignited my passion for compiler design, and I absolutely can't wait until CS6241 next semester with Santosh Pande, himself reputed to be a Great Master well worth understudy.

Required text for CS6241 (graduate compiler design), on the agenda for next semester. I've
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Paul Floyd
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Strong on the theory and full of references to the contemporary literature. But contemporary here was quite a long time ago. So there's plenty on now obsolete RISC architectures, but nothing on the latest Intel and ARM ones, specifically concerning recent developments like out of order execution.

The ICAN notation is a bit annoying. It's a peculiar mix of script-like control flow ("do ... od"), also with lots of APL-like symbols. Generally I just skimmed the algorithms expressed in ICAN.
Irvi
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Strong fundamentals, however there’s plenty obsolete RISC architecture.
Gregory Blake
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although Muchnick wrote Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation in 1997, he lays out such an excellent overview of the compilation process and delves into such extreme detail with dozens of useful optimizations that it would be remiss for a serious low-level developer's library to forget this book.

Muchnick targeted Master's or PhD level Computer Scientists when he wrote this book, and I hadn't been introduced to some math concepts that he used, such as lattices. A reader attempting to find a
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I am doing research about the compiler and I need help from this book
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