Institute of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology
Course Title: Compiler Design and Construction
Course no: CSC365
Nature of course: Theory + Lab
Full Marks: 60 + 20 + 20
Pass Marks: 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description : This course is designed to develop acquaintance with fundamental concepts of compiler design. The course starts with the basic concepts and also includes different phases of compilers like lexical analysis, syntax analysis, syntax-directed translation, type checking etc. in detail.
Course Objective : To develop knowledge in compiler design To develop lexical analyzers, parsers, and small compilers using different tools To develop lexical analyzers, parsers, and small compilers by using general purpose programming languages.
1.1 Compiler Structure: Analysis and Synthesis Model of Compilation, different sub-phases within analysis and synthesis phases
1.2 Basic concepts related to Compiler such as interpreter, simple One-Pass Compiler, preprocessor, macros, symbol table and error handler.
2.4 Lexical Analysis: The role of the lexical analyzer, Input buffering, Specification of tokens, Recognition of tokens, Finite Automata, Regular Expression to an NFA, Design of a lexical analyzer generator 5 hrs.
2.5 Syntax Analysis: The role of parser, Context free grammars, Writing a grammars, Top-down parsing, Bottom-up parsing, Operator-preceding parsing, LR parsing, Ambiguous grammar.
2.6 Syntax Directed Translation: Syntax-directed definition, Syntax tree and its construction, Evaluation of S-attributed definitions, L-attributed, Top-down translation, Recursive evaluators.
2.7 Type Checking: Type systems, Specification of a simple type checker, Type conversions.
3.1 Symbol Table Design: Function of Symbol Table, Information provided by Symbol Table, Attributes and Data Structures for symbol table
3.2 Run–time storage management
4.1 Intermediate Code Generator: High-level and Low-level Intermediate representation, Syntax tree & DAG representations, Three-address code, Quadruples, Triples, SDT for intermediate code, Intermediate code generation for Declarations, Assignments, Control Flow, Boolean Expressions and Procedure Calls; Back patching
4.2 Code Generator: Factors affecting a code generator, Target Language, Basic blocks and flow graphs, Dynamic programming code-generation algorithm
4.3 Code Optimization: Need and criteria of Code Optimization, Basic optimization techniques
4.4 Case Studies of some compilers like C compiler, C++ complier
The laboratory work develops practical knowledge on different concepts of compiler design.