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Compiler and Translator Design

1. Why study compiler construction? Gain Experience with large-scale applications development -large data structures -complex interactions between algorithms
2. Why study compiler construction? Triumph of CS Theory - value of theory over impulse to "hack up" solution
3. Why study compiler construction? Basic Element of Program Language Research -write compilers for languages they design
4. Why study compiler construction? Applications have similar properties to compiler phases - Compiler expertise/tools can help application developer build more than just compilers
Tools C/Make Lex/Yacc gdb e-mail web
what is Lex/Yacc -Compiler writer tools -Other applications with complex file format to read
gdb source level debugger
What is the purpose of a compiler? translate a program in some language into a lower level language
What is the term for the initial language a compiler translates from? source language
Created by: ToriOverholtzer