Next expected offering: Spring 2022
This upper-level undergraduate class (also available for graduate credit) extends and
integrates material from prerequisite courses to build a compiler for a non-trivial subset of the Java
programming language. Java is also the implementation language for the compiler.
Upon completion of this course, you should:
- Understand the theory and practice of compilers, linkers, debuggers, and program execution by
hardware or abstract machines.
- Appreciate the effect of trade-offs in programming language design and computer architecture
on program compilation and the run-time support system.
- Have gained additional experience with the design and implementation of a large and complex
program using Java.
- Be prepared for advanced study in programming languages and optimizing compilers.
Administrative details, such as prerequisites, exam dates, honor code,
and the sequence of topics covered in the course can be found in the
Programming Language Processors in Java: Compilers and Interpreters,
by David Watt and Deryck Brown, Prentice Hall, 2000 (ISBN 0-130-25786-9).
Watt & Brown, Programming Language Processors in Java
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