From August 30, 2018 until February 1, 2019

Course: CS4200 Edition: 2018-2019

Course staff
  • Eelco Visser
  • Taico Aerts
  • Jasper Denkers
  • Jeff Smits
  • Hendrik van Antwerpen
About the Course

Compilers translate the source code of programs in a high-level programming language into executable (virtual) machine code. Nowadays, compilers are typically integrated into development environments providing features like syntax highlighting, content assistance, live error reporting, and continuous target code generation.

This course studies the architecture of compilers and interactive programming environments and the concepts and techniques underlying the components of that architecture. For each of the components of a compiler we study the formal theory underlying the language aspect that it covers, declarative specification languages to define compiler components, and the techniques for their implementation. The concepts and techniques are illustrated by application to small languages or language fragments.

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