Compilers (Spring 2018)


The interaction person-machine is often performed by using programming languages. Behind each language there are translation and interpretation tools that enable the program execution. The most known examples of this type of tools are the compilers and interpreters. This course will study the structure of these tools to learn how to analyse the language, translate the statements into instructions of the target machine and optimize the code for a more efficient execution. The course will also cover language translators beyond the world of compilers. A significant part of the course will be devoted to a project designing a compiler from a simple language to the assembly language of a virtual machine.


  1. Introduction
  2. Lexical analysis
  3. Syntax analysis
  4. Syntax trees
  5. Semantic Analysis
  6. Interpreters and Virtual machines
  7. Code generation
  8. Code optimization