Students are expected to be able to understand and implement diverse stages of a compiler, from its specification up to the implementation. Therefore, they should be able to
Understand mathematical structures that enable the specification of programming languages;
Specify formally a programming language;
Implement a compiler, an interpreter or a processor of that same language, by having resource of the most suitable tools.
Languages processing. Compilers and Interpreters. Tasks of a compiler. Phases of the compiler.
Lexical analysis. Syntactic analysis. Semantic analysis. Code Generation. Code Optimization.
Compilers: principles, techniques and tools, 2nd Ed., Aho, Lam, Setti, Ullman, Addison-Wesley, 2007.
Flex & Bison, Levine. O'Reilly, 2009.
Compiladores: Da Teoria à Prática, Pedro Reis Santos e Thibault Langlois. FCA, 2014.
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).
Pré-requisitos: conhecimentos de programação (u.c. 21178 – Laboratório de Programação) e dos conceitos formais de línguas (u.c. 21078 – Linguagens e Computação)