Understanding And Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide

Understanding And Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide
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This is one of a few computer science books that remains rather special to me. I began learning about LALR(1) parsing and code generation from this book. It and a small book on YACC were enough to enable me to write a compiler for a 4GL. I have since seen many other good (and not so good) books but this is a personal favourite. It is full of practical advice while maintaining a high standard of scholarship and provided a good introduction to the subject.

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