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Writing Compilers and Interpreters: A Software Engineering Approach, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-17707-5
864 pages
September 2009
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Long-awaited revision to a unique guide that covers both compilers and interpreters Revised, updated, and now focusing on Java instead of C++, this long-awaited, latest edition of this popular book teaches programmers and software engineering students how to write compilers and interpreters using Java. You ll write compilers and interpreters as case studies, generating general assembly code for a Java Virtual Machine that takes advantage of the Java Collections Framework to shorten and simplify the code. In addition, coverage includes Java Collections Framework, UML modeling, object-oriented programming with design patterns, working with XML intermediate code, and more.
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Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Framework I: Compiler and Interpreter.

Chapter 3 Scanning.

Chapter 4 The Symbol Table.

Chapter 5 Parsing Expressions and Assignment Statements.

Chapter 6 Interpreting Expressions and Assignment Statements.

Chapter 7 Parsing Control Statements.

Chapter 8 Interpreting Control Statements.

Chapter 9 Parsing Declarations.

Chapter 10 Type Checking.

Chapter 11 Parsing Programs, Procedures, and Functions.

Chapter 12 Interpreting Pascal Programs.

Chapter 13 An Interactive Source-Level Debugger.

Chapter 14 Framework II: An Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

Chapter 15 Jasmin Assembly Language and Code Generation for the Java Virtual Machine.

Chapter 16 Compiling Programs, Assignment Statements, and Expressions.

Chapter 17 Compiling Procedure and Function Calls and String Operations.

Chapter 18 Compiling Control Statements, Arrays, and Records.

Chapter 19 Additional Topics.


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Ronald Mak wrote the earlier editions of this very successful book as well as The Martian Principles for Successful Enterprise Systems: 20 Lessons Learned from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission (also published by Wiley). He is also the author of Java Number Cruncher: The Java Programmer's Guide to Numerical Computing. He develops advanced software systems for organizations from startups to NASA. Currently a research staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center, he also teaches compiler writing and software engineering at San José State University.
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