The Compiler Design Handbook: Optimizations and Machine Code Generation

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Y.N. Srikant, Priti Shankar
CRC Press, Sep 25, 2002 - Computers - 928 pages
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The widespread use of object-oriented languages and Internet security concerns are just the beginning. Add embedded systems, multiple memory banks, highly pipelined units operating in parallel, and a host of other advances and it becomes clear that current and future computer architectures pose immense challenges to compiler designers-challenges that already exceed the capabilities of traditional compilation techniques.

The Compiler Design Handbook: Optimizations and Machine Code Generation is designed to help you meet those challenges. Written by top researchers and designers from around the world, it presents detailed, up-to-date discussions on virtually all aspects of compiler optimizations and code generation. It covers a wide range of advanced topics, focusing on contemporary architectures such as VLIW, superscalar, multiprocessor, and digital signal processing. It also includes detailed presentations that highlight the different techniques required for optimizing programs written in parallel and those written in object-oriented languages. Each chapter is self-contained, treats its topic in depth, and includes a section of future research directions.

Compiler design has always been a highly specialized subject with a fine blend of intricate theory and difficult implementation. Yet compilers play an increasingly vital role in the quest for improved performance. With its careful attention to the most researched, difficult, and widely discussed topics in compiler design, The Compiler Design Handbook offers a unique opportunity for designers and researchers to update their knowledge, refine their skills, and prepare for future innovations.
  

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Contents

Chapter 2 Automatic Generation of Code Optimizers from Formal Specifications
61
Chapter 3 Scalar Compiler Optimizations on the Static Single Assignment Form and the Flow Graph
99
Chapter 4 ProfileGuided Complier Optimizations
143
Chapter 5 Shape Analysis and Applications
175
Chapter 6 Optimizations for ObjectOriented Languages
219
Chapter 7 Data Flow Testing
247
Chapter 8 Program Slicing
269
Chapter 9 Debuggers for Programming Languages
295
Chapter 14 Architecture Description Languages for Retargetable Compilation
535
Chapter 15 Instruction Selection Using Tree Parsing
565
Chapter 16 Retargetable Very Long Instruction Word Compiler Framework for Digital Signal Processors
603
Chapter 17 Instruction Scheduling
631
Chapter 18 Software Pipelining
689
Chapter 19 Dynamic Complication
739
Chapter 20 Compiling Safe Mobile Code
763
Chapter 21 Type Systems in Programming Languages
801

Chapter 10 Dependence Analysis and Parallelizing Transformations
329
Chapter 11 Compilation for Distributed Memory Architectures
373
Chapter 12 Automatic Data Distribution
409
Chapter 13 Register Allocation
461
Chapter 22 An Introduction to Operational Semantics
841
Index
891
Back cover
917
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