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Re: Semi-OT: Good compiler book?

Dan Sugalski
August 26, 2001 11:10
Re: Semi-OT: Good compiler book?
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On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Ken Fox wrote:

> Dan Sugalski <> wrote:
> > At 04:38 PM 8/8/2001 +0000, Brian J. Kifiak wrote:
> > > > Unfortunately all the references I have for alternatives really
> > > > require what the Dragon Book teaches as a foundation.
> > >
> > > What are the references?
> > 
> > ... Advanced Compiler Design & Implementation
> I really like that book too. IMHO he didn't really need to write all
> the examples in his very own language though. (Who does he think he is,
> Knuth? ;)

Heh. Everyone invents their own. I think that's because there are only two
or three real ones in use at that level, and I bet they're all nasty and
terribly embarrasing as instructional material. :)
> The best beginner book on the subject of compilers IMHO is Appel's
> Modern Compiler Implementation in ML. It is *much* easier to read
> than the dragon book. There are other language versions of it, but
> it seems kind of heretical to read Appel without ML.

I'll have to go pick that one up. I didn't bother when I saw it, since ML
didn't interest me. I think it's time to remedy that.

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