15-411 Compiler Design

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, type-checking, program analysis, code generation and optimization, memory management, and runtime organization.



Office Hours

Will be in-person and on zoom. Please see Piazza for details.

Learning Objectives

Please see the calendar for the lecture topics and links to the references and notes. The schedule is subject to change during the course of the semester.


15-411/611 Compiler Design is supported by Jane Street Capital.

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