CSCI 434
Compiler Design Fall 2009
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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This tutorial covers the principles and practices for the design and implementation of compilers and interpreters. Topics include all stages of the compilation and execution process: lexical analysis; parsing; symbol tables; type systems; scope; semantic analysis; intermediate representations; run-time environments and interpreters; code generation; program analysis and optimization; and garbage collection. The course covers both the theoretical and practical implications of these topics. As a project course, students will construct a full compiler for a simple object-oriented language.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1612
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on presentations, problem sets, a substantial implementation project, and two exams
Prerequisites: Computer Science 237 and Computer Science 361 (concurrent enrollment is acceptable); Computer Science 334 is recommended, but not required
Enrollment Preferences: current or expected Computer Science majors
Unit Notes: project course
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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