Compilers translate the source code of programs in a high-level programming language into executable (virtual) machine code. In this course you will study the architecture of compilers, and important concepts and techniques underlying the components of that architecture. You will study these techniques by applying them in practice to implement your own compiler for a small language.
The course covers the following topics:
Syntax and parsing
Static semantics and type checking
Virtual machines, assembly code, byte code
Interpretation vs. compilation
Memory management, garbage collection