Overview for Compiler Design
Simply, in order to reduce the complexity of designing and building computers, nearly all the computers are made to execute relatively simple commands. A programme for a computer must be built by combining very simple commands into a programme in what is called machine language. Since this is a tedious and error-prone process, most of the programming is, instead, done using a high-level programming language. This language can be different that the computer can execute; so some means for bridging the gap is required. This is where the compiler comes in.
A compiler translates (or compiles) a programme, written in a high-level programming language that is suitable for human programmers into the low-level machine language that is required by computers. A good compiler should, however, be able to get quite close to the speed of hand-written code, when translating well-structured programmes. Since, writing a compiler is a nontrivial task, it is a good idea to structure the work. This book is meant to support a practically oriented course in compiler designing for teachers and students in Computer Science.
Dilshad Hasan (Author)
Dilshad Hasan, an expert in Computer Science, he is highly qualified and trained in the discipline. He has developed expertise in designing and programming. Has obtained all his degrees from Delhi University. Further he has undergone training on the job in various prestigious institutions, including APTECH. He has been heading an experiment oriented institution, serving in the area of computer science, for many years. Based in Delhi, he also guides students and professionals, studying and working in the field of computer studies. For last several years, he has devoted to developing new programmers in designing. He has also diversified into serious writing. This is his latest work on the subject.