The essence of compilers

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Computers - 237 pages
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The compiler tools covered within this text are Lex and YACC, whose uses are shown both through examples concerned with compiler construction and examples concerned with other syntax-directed tools, such as simple measurement tools to evaluate source-code metrics.

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Great book with direct explanations and simple short examples. I used the knowledge gained in this book to write a small compiler for a simple syntax. Learned a lot of good knowledge that I've since used throughout my career.


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Lexical analysis
Topdown parsing

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Robin Hunter is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde.

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