This textbook describes all phases of a compiler: lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax, semantic actions, intermediate representations, instruction selection via tree matching, dataflow analysis, graph-coloring register allocation, and runtime systems. It includes thorough coverage of current techniques in code generation and register allocation, and the compilation of functional and object-oriented languages. The most accepted and successful techniques are described and illustrated with actual Java^TM® classes. The first part is suitable for a one-semester first course in compiler design. The second part; which includes the compilation of object-oriented and functional languages, garbage collection, loop optimization, SSA form, instruction scheduling, and optimization for cache-memory hierarchies; can be used for a second-semester or graduate course. This new edition includes more discussion of Java and object-oriented programming concepts such as visitor patterns plus a new Mini-Java programming project. A unique feature is the newly redesigned compiler project in Java for a subset of Java itself. The project includes both front-end and back-end phases.
Part I. Fundamentals of Compilation: 1. Introduction; 2. Lexical analysis; 3. Parsing; 4. Abstract syntax; 5. Semantic analysis; 6. Activation records; 7. Translation to intermediate code; 8. Basic blocks and traces; 9. Instruction selection; 10. Liveness analysis; 11. Register allocation; 12. Putting it all together; Part II. Advanced Topics: 13. Garbage collection; 14. Object-oriented languages; 15. Functional programming languages; 16. Polymorphic types; 17. Dataflow analysis; 18. Loop optimizations; 19. Static single-assignment form; 20. Pipelining and scheduling; 21. The memory hierarchy; Appendix: Mini-Java reference manual.
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