Engineering a Compiler by Keith CooperEngineering a Compiler by Keith Cooper

Engineering a Compiler

byKeith Cooper, Linda TorczonEditorKeith Cooper

Hardcover | February 7, 2011

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This entirely revised second edition ofEngineering a Compileris full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation.



  • In-depth treatment of algorithms and techniques used in the front end of a modern compiler
  • Focus on code optimization and code generation, the primary areas of recent research and development
  • Improvements in presentation including conceptual overviews for each chapter, summaries and review questions for sections, and prominent placement of definitions for new terms
  • Examples drawn from several different programming languages
  • Dr. Cooper, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science at Rice University, is the leader of the Massively Scalar Compiler Project at Rice, which investigates issues relating to optimization and code generation for modern machines. He is also a member of the Center for High Performance Software Research, the Computer and Information Technolog...
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    Title:Engineering a CompilerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:824 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 7, 2011Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

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    ISBN - 10:012088478X

    ISBN - 13:9780120884780

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    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Overview of Compilation

    Chapter 2: Scanners

    Chapter 3: Parsers

    Chapter 4: Context Sensitive Analysis

    Chapter 5: Intermediate Representations

    Chapter 6: The Procedure Abstraction

    Chapter 7: Code Shape

    Chapter 8: Introduction to Optimization

    Chapter 9: Data-Flow Analysis

    Chapter 10: Scalar Optimizations

    Chapter 11: Instruction Selection

    Chapter 12: Instruction Scheduling

    Chapter 13: Register Allocation

    Chapter A: ILOC

    Chapter B: Data Structures

    Editorial Reviews

    "Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon are leading compilers researchers who have also built several state-of-the-art compilers. This book adeptly spans both worlds, by explaining both time-tested techniques and new algorithms, and by providing practical advice on engineering and constructing a compiler. Engineering a Compiler is a rich survey and exposition of the important techniques necessary to build a modern compiler."--Jim Larus, Microsoft Research "The book is well written, and well supported with diagrams, tables, and illustrative examples. It is a suitable textbook for use in a compilers course at the undergraduate or graduate level, where the primary focus of the course is code optimization."--ACM's Computing Reviews.com "This book is a wealth of useful information, prepared didactically, with many helpful hints, historical indications, and suggestions for further reading. It is a helpful working book for undergraduate and intermediate-level students, written by authors with an excellent professional and teaching background. An engineer will use the book as a general reference. For special topics, an ambitious reader will consult more recent publications in the subject area."--ACM's Computing Reviews.com