Compiler Construction (in English)
|Language of Instruction:||English|
This course is instructed in English, and it is intended for incoming Erasmus+ students, too.
|Guarantor:||Meduna Alexander, prof. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS)|
|Deputy guarantor:||Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)|
|Lecturer:||Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)|
Meduna Alexander, prof. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS)
|Instructor:||Kocman Radim, Ing. (DIFS)|
Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS)
Martiško Jakub, Ing. (DIFS)
Regéciová Dominika, Ing. (DIFS)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Information Technology BUT|
|Department:||Department of Information Systems FIT BUT|
| || ||Thorough grasp of compiler construction, including modern parallel compiler construction. Deep familiarity with the theory behind the translation of programming languages.|
| || ||This course discusses the construction of compilers in detail. This discussion concentrates on the following three topics: (I) Advanced topics of classical compilers: LR-table construction, general precedence analysis, general methods of syntax analysis, advanced methods of optimization. (II) Principles of parallel compilers: parallel compiler structure, fundamental methods of parallel syntax analysis, basic models of parallel translation. (III) Formal translation models and their properties: transducers, translation grammars, properties of syntax directed translation, formal language properties relevant to compilers, modern translation models.|
|Knowledge and skills required for the course:|
| || ||Basic knowledge of discrete mathematics.|
|Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:|
| || ||Ability of an advanced compiler construction including parallel compiler. Deep familiarity with the theory and practice of programming language translation.|
|Generic learning outcomes and competencies:|
| || ||General knowledge of formal models for translation and their applications.||Why is the course taught:|
| || ||Maintaining a balance between a theoretical and practical approach to this
important subject, VYPa represents a master-level class about compiler writing.
From a theoretical viewpoint, it introduces mathematical models, such as
automata and grammars, which underlie compilation and its phases. Based on
these models, the class details the concepts, methods, and techniques employed
in compiler design in a clear and easy-to-follow way. |
From a practical point of view, the class describes how compilation techniques
are implemented. While discussing various compilation techniques, the
class demonstrates their implementation in a step-by-step way. In addition, the
class presents many detailed examples and computer programs to emphasize the
applications of the compiler algorithms.
After taking this class, students should understand the compilation process, be
able to write a real compiler, and easily follow advanced books on the subject.
|Syllabus of lectures:|
- Introduction: compiler structure.
- Deterministic bottom-up syntax analysis: LR table construction.
- Deterministic bottom-up syntax analysis: general precedence analysis.
- General syntax analysis: important backtrack parsing methods.
- Advanced optimization.
- Parallel compilers: parallel compiler structure.
- Parallel syntax analysis: principles.
- Deterministic methods of parallel top-down syntax analysis.
- Deterministic methods of parallel bottom-up syntax analysis.
- Parallel code generation.
- Modern formal tools for language specification: regulated and parallel models.
- Formal tools for language translation: transducers and translation grammars.
- Expected future trends; summary; conclusion.
|Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:|
| ||(1) Making an advanced compiler. (2) Preparation and presentation of a selected topic about compilers.|
- Cooper, K.D.: Engineering a Compiler, San Francisco, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, 879 p., ISBN 155860698X
- Češka, M., Ježek, K., Melichar, B., Richta, K.: Konstrukce překladačů, Praha, CZ, ČVUT, 1999, 636 p., ISBN 80-01-02028-2 (in Czech)
| || ||A written exam, creation of a project.|
| || ||A mid-term exam.|