Summer 2021 - CMPT 379 D100

Principles of Compiler Design (3)

Class Number: 3155

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MACM 201, (CMPT 295 or ENSC 215) and CMPT 225, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course covers the key components of a compiler for a high level programming language. Topics include lexical analysis, parsing, type checking, code generation and optimization. Students will work in teams to design and implement an actual compiler making use of tools such as lex and yacc.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course covers the theoretical foundations as well as practical techniques for the construction of a compiler for a high-level programming language. Topics include lexical analysis, parsing, type checking, code generation and optimization. Students will implement an actual compiler for a high-level programming language.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics

  • Formal-language theory: alphabets, words, languages, regular expressions, finite automata
  • Compiler design and implementation principles
  • Lexical Analysis: scanners, symbol tables
  • Parsing: context-free grammars, parse trees, ambiguity, top-down and bottom-up parsing
  • LL(1) parsing: efficient top-down parsing, left-factoring
  • Shift-reduce and table-driven parsers: bottom-up parsing
  • Type checking: typing rules, types as inferencing rules, Context checking for programs
  • Context and code generation: from high-level to machine code
  • Introduction to optimization: local, global, and interprocedural.

Grading

NOTES:

The grade distribution will be handed out at the start of classes.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools, A.V. Aho, M.S. Lam, R. Sethi, J.D. Ullman, Addison-Wesley, 2007, 9780321486813, 2nd edition (the purple dragon book).
  • Programming Language Pragmatics, M.L. Scott, Morgan-Kaufmann, 2006, 9780126339512, 2nd Edition

REQUIRED READING:

  • Engineering a Compiler , Cooper, Torczon, Morgan Kaufmann, 2011,, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780120884780

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).