It's just way too vague, trying to cover too many things.
I used the book for an online course and resorted to consulting other books, such as "Learning Computer Programming: It's Not About Languages" by Mary E. Farrell.
The examples are missing depth; many examples do not have good descriptions or explanations.
I have written reviews on compiler books, and as this book is somewhat related to compiler design and theory, I thought it was worth a mention. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Andrew Pape
I bought this book for a course that was designed to cover general topics regarding syntax, semantics, and the process of compilation/interpretation for the variety of programming... Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by R. Wheeler