Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon are leading compilers researchers who have also built several state-of-the-art compilers. This book adeptly spans both worlds, by explaining both time-tested techniques and new algorithms, and by providing practical advice on engineering and constructing a compiler. Engineering a Compiler is a rich survey and exposition of the important techniques necessary to build a modern compiler.
-Jim Larus, Microsoft ResearchA wonderful introduction to the theory, practice, and lore of modern compilers. Cooper and Torczon convey the simple joys of this subject that
follow from the elegant interplay between compilation and the rest of computer science. If you're looking for an end-to-end tour of compiler
construction annotated with a broad range of practical experiences, this is the book.
-Michael D. Smith, Harvard UniversityModern compilers have played critical roles in areas such as software development tools, application performance, and processor design. This book has done an excellent job of illustrating various state-of-the-art technologies for an advanced compiler, in particular, optimization and code generation, the core of modern compilers. Compilers have evolved into complicated software and what makes a good compiler largely lies in the wisdom of engineering during design and development. The readers of this book can certainly learn how to construct a modern compiler with various engineering trade-offs.
-Roy Ju, Senior Researcher,Microprocessor Research Labs, Intel Corp.As researchers, the authors have made major contributions to the literature and as teachers, they have produced leaders in the field. The combination is reflected in a book that is rich with the insight of great research and written with the clarity of experienced teachers. The result is an outstanding text.
-Steve Blackburn, The Australian National University
Distils and illustrates principles and best practices for designing modern compilers