15-411 Compiler Design

Fall 2007
Frank Pfenning
Lecture, TuTh 1:30-2:50, BH 237B Note room change!
12 units

This course covers the design and implementation of compiler and runtime systems for high-level languages, and examines the interaction between language design, compiler design, and runtime organization. Topics covered include lexical and syntactic analysis, handling of user-defined types and type-checking, context analysis, code generation and optimization, and memory management and runtime organization.

Prerequisites: 15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems

What's New?

  • (12/20) Lab 5 scores have been assigned and mailed and final grades assigned. Happy Holidays!

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Course Information

Lectures TuTh 1:30-2:50, WeH 5310
Textbook Andrew W. Appel
Modern Compiler Implementation in ML
Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN 0-521-60764-7 (paperback)
Credit 12 units
Grading 70% Labs, 30% Written assignments
Labs There are 6 labs worth a total of 700 points
Labs can be done individually or in pairs
Assignments There are 5 written assignments worth a total of 300 points
Written assignments must be done individually
Exams There will be no midterm or final exams for this class
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  Frank Pfenning
Contact fp@cs or x8-6343
Office Wean Hall 8117
Office Hours Wed 1:00-2:00

Teaching Assistants

  Contact Office Hours
David McWherter cache@cs Tue 11:00am-12:00noon
WeH 8121
Noam Zeilberger noam@cs Mon 12:00noon-1:00pm
WeH 8218

Course Assistant

  Jennifer Landefeld
Contact jennsbl@cs.cmu.edu
Office Wean Hall 8120

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