BIE-PJP – Programming Languages and Compilers


Students master basic methods of implementation of common high-level programming languages. They get experience with the design and implementation of individual compiler parts for a simple programming language: data types, subroutines, and data abstractions. Students are able to formally specify a translation of a text that has a certain syntax into a target form and write a compiler based on such a specification. The notion of compiler in this context is not limited to compilers of programming languages, but extends to all other programs for parsing and processing text in a language defined by a LL(1) grammar.

Lectures Program

  1. Overview of programming languages, programming paradigms. Compiler structure, virtual machine.
  2. Design and implementation of a lexer (lexical analyser).
  3. LL(1) grammars, context-free to LL(1) transformation.
  4. Implementation of syntax parsing by recursive descent.
  5. Translation grammars, pushdown translation automata.
  6. Attribute translation grammars.
  7. Internal forms of programs, compiling and evaluating expressions.
  8. Compiling to a language of a stack machine.
  9. Compiling to a syntax tree.
  10. Specification and implementation of data types.
  11. Compiling typical language constructs.
  12. Specification and implementation of subroutines.
  13. Specification and implementation of data abstractions.

Labs Program

  1. Lexer design and implementation.
  2. Parser implementation using recursive descent.
  3. Attribute translation grammars.
  4. Compiling to a language of a stack machine.
  5. Compiling to a syntax tree.
  6. [2] Project consultations.

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