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TDA283 - Compiler construction
Kompilatorkonstruktion
 
Syllabus adopted 2017-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPALG
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students: Yes

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

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MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Magnus Myreen

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Replaces

TDA281   Compiler construction TDA282   Compiler construction


 

Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

General programming skills (C, C++, Haskell, or Java). Data structures. Formal languages and automata. The course DAT151 Programming language technology or equivalent is required.

Aim

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the whole process of compiler construction, starting from lexical analysis and finishing with machine code generation. As the course laboration, the students build a complete compiler for a simple imperative language.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  • know the basic principles of run-time organization, parameter passing, and memory management, and implement them as a part of the compiler;

  • design and implement compilation schemes that generate intermediate or assembly code from a source program;

  • use data flow analysis to implement register allocation and code optimizations;

  • design and implement extensions of a simple imperative language, and know the main issues of compiling object-oriented languages.

Content

Theory and implementation of compilers, with an emphasis on the backend phases of code generation runtime environments.

Organisation

The teaching consists of lectures and a project, as well as individual supervision in connection with the project. The project is the central part; it involves implementing a complete compiler for a small imperative programming language. The lectures provide knowledge that is needed in the laboration, as well as an overview of the theoretical foundations and possible extensions of the compiler.

Literature

See separate literature list.

Examination including compulsory elements

Compiler project and oral presentation. Grading scale F, 3, 4, 5.


Published: Fri 18 Dec 2009. Modified: Mon 28 Nov 2016