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Modern Compiler Implementation in Java: the MiniJava Project

Grammar | Sample MiniJava Programs | Framework | Software | Java Reference

What is Mini-Java?

MiniJava is a subset of Java. The meaning of a MiniJava program is given by its meaning as a Java program. Overloading is not allowed in MiniJava. The MiniJava statement System.out.println( ... ); can only print integers. The MiniJava expression e.length only applies to expressions of type int [].

The Grammar link has the formal BNF for MiniJava. You can also view some sample MiniJava programs under the Programs link. The Framework link provides a helpful interface to write a MiniJava Compiler. The software link has links to software and tools that may be helpful to write and test your compiler. The Java Reference is a helpful resource to learn the language. And the MiniJava Reference is a miniJava reference manual from the appendix of the book.

(C) MiniJava project by Joao Cangussu, Jens Palsberg and Vidyut Samanta.


Sample MiniJava Programs

The following are some sample MiniJava programs that you may use to test the correctness of your compiler. All of these programs can be compiled with javac and output compared with your results.


The links below provide a helpful framework for writing a MiniJava compiler, and are organized according to the chapters in the book.


Java Reference

The following links provide a good resource for learning Java:

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