Essentials of Compilation: An Incremental Approach in Racket
by Jeremy G. Siek (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社：The MIT Press (February 21, 2023)
pages 页数：240 pages
A hands-on approach to understanding and building compilers.
Compilers are notoriously some of the most difficult programs to teach and understand. Most books about compilers dedicate one chapter to each progressive stage, a structure that hides how language features motivate design choices. By contrast, this innovative textbook provides an incremental approach that allows students to write every single line of code themselves. Essentials of Compilation guides the reader in constructing their own compiler for a small but powerful programming language, adding complex language features as the book progresses. Jeremy Siek explains the essential concepts, algorithms, and data structures that underlie modern compilers and lays the groundwork for future study of advanced topics. Already in wide use by students and professionals alike, this rigorous but accessible book invites readers to learn by doing.
Deconstructs the challenge of compiler construction into bite-sized pieces
Enhances learning by connecting language features to compiler design choices
Develops understanding of how programs are mapped onto computer hardware
Learn-by-doing approach suitable for students and professionals
Proven in the classroom
Extensive ancillary resources include source code and solutions