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Compilers Summer 2016

As Steve Yegge said, “If you don’t know how compilers work, then you don’t know how computers work.” This is a course for those who are interested in the design and implementation of programming languages. Compilers let us use a high-level programming language by translating programs into low-level machine code. Understanding how compilers work is essential if you want to be a good programmer. In this course, you will build a working compiler using lex, yacc and LLVM (it’s ok if you don’t know what those terms mean).

Instructor
Anoop Sarkar
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:30pm-1:30pm TASC1 9427
Teaching Assistant
Maryam Siahbani
Office Hours: ASB9838.1 Mondays 9:30-10:30
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Time and place
Tuesdays 11:30-1:20 BLU 9660, Thursdays 11:30-12:20 BLU 9660
May 10, 2016 to Aug 2, 2016
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Textbook
No required textbook. Online readings provided in Syllabus.
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Grading
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  • Setup homework: (2%)
  • Four programming homeworks. Due dates: TBA (60% total)
  • In class midterm: Date: Jun 30 (18%)
  • Final exam: Aug 15 8:30am-11:30am. Location: AQ 3181 (20%)