Let's Build a Compiler

Let's Build a Compiler
  • Author: Jack Crenshaw
  • Format: online HTML, zipped HTML
  • Price: free

This book is a non-technical introduction to compiler construction. When you are finished with this tutorial, you will have covered every aspect of compiler construction, designed a new programming language, and built a working compiler.
It would be recommended to install FreeDOS and Turbo Pascal in VMWare, if you want to follow this tutorial.
Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Expression Parsing
  • More Expressions
  • Interpreters
  • Control Constructs
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Lexical Scanning
  • A Little Philosophy
  • A Top View
  • Introducing “Tiny”
  • Lexical Scan Revisited
  • Miscellany
  • Procedures
  • Types
  • Back to the Future
  • Unit Construction

Turbo Pascal 5.5:  http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20803
FreeDOS: http://www.freedos.org
VMWare: http://www.vmware.com

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