This is an archived syllabus from 2013-2014
COMP36512 Compilers syllabus 2013-2014
Enrolled students: 111
Course leader: Rizos Sakellariou
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- 100% Written exam
|Sem 2||Lecture||1.3||Mon||10:00 - 10:00||-|
|Sem 2||Lecture||1.3||Tue||11:00 - 11:00||-|
- Computer Languages
OverviewAny program written in any programming language must be translated before it can be executed on a certain piece of hardware. This translation is typically accomplished by a software system called compiler. This module aims to introduce students to the principles and techniques used to perform this translation and the key issues that arise in the construction of modern compilers.
Any program written in a programming language must be translated before it can be executed. This translation is typically accomplished by a software system called compiler. This module aims to introduce students to the principles and techniques used to perform this translation and the issues that arise in the construction of a compiler.
What is a compiler? A high-level view of compilation. General structure of a compiler. An overview of compilation technology.
Lexical Analysis (Scanning)
Regular languages/expressions, finite state machines, building regular expressions from a finite automaton.
Syntax Analysis (Parsing)
Expressing Syntax, Context Free Grammars, Top-Down Parsing, Bottom-Up parsing.
Context-sensitive analysis, Attribute Grammars, Symbol Tables, Type Checking.
Properties, taxonomy, Graphical IRs, Linear IRs.
The Procedure Abstraction, Linkage convention, Run-time storage organisation.
Code Shape, Instruction Selection, Register Allocation, Instruction Scheduling.
Topics in Compiler Construction
Code Optimisation, JIT Compilation.
Feedback methodsWritten feedback is provided on student solutions of a set of problems which are commonly met when designing and building compilers.
- Lectures (24 hours)
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving
On successful completion of this unit, a student will be able to:
Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP36512 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.
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Course unit materials
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