The Compiler Design Handbook: Optimizations and Machine Code Generation, Second Edition

Y.N. Srikant, Priti Shankar

CRC Press
Published December 7, 2007
Reference - 784 Pages - 441 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420043822 - CAT# 4382X

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  • Remains the only handbook on advanced compiler design
  • Highlights the different techniques required for optimizing programs written in parallel as well as object-oriented languages
  • Focuses on contemporary architectures, including VLIW, superscalar, and multiprocessor
  • Demonstrates how to overcome challenges in the design of effective algorithms for the compiler back end and for energy aware compilations
  • Summary

    Today’s embedded devices and sensor networks are becoming more and more sophisticated, requiring more efficient and highly flexible compilers. Engineers are discovering that many of the compilers in use today are ill-suited to meet the demands of more advanced computer architectures.

    Updated to include the latest techniques, The Compiler Design Handbook, Second Edition offers a unique opportunity for designers and researchers to update their knowledge, refine their skills, and prepare for emerging innovations. The completely revised handbook includes 14 new chapters addressing topics such as worst case execution time estimation, garbage collection, and energy aware compilation. The editors take special care to consider the growing proliferation of embedded devices, as well as the need for efficient techniques to debug faulty code. New contributors provide additional insight to chapters on register allocation, software pipelining, instruction scheduling, and type systems.

    Written by top researchers and designers from around the world, The Compiler Design Handbook, Second Edition gives designers the opportunity to incorporate and develop innovative techniques for optimization and code generation.


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