Re: Muchnick's book, was Dragon Book - update necessary?

Randy Crawford <>
19 Dec 2000 17:03:01 -0500

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From: Randy Crawford <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Dec 2000 17:03:01 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 00-10-061 00-10-077
Keywords: books
Posted-Date: 19 Dec 2000 17:03:01 EST

Make certain you buy the third printing of Muchnick's book, however.
Printings 1 and 2 were so full of errors that they were very difficult
to follow. I have a 1st printing that has over 100 pages of errata
that I've been unable to update because the list of errata is rather
fragmented. In fact, even the third printing has 23 pages with
errors, albeit less egregious ones.

Muchnick book home page:

The other popular text on optimization is Robert Morgan's "Building an
Optimizing Compiler", 1998, ISBN: 155558179X, Digital Press. I have
nothing bad to say about Morgan's book. :-)

Morgan book home page (without its frame):


Bjorn De Sutter wrote:
> If you're looking for more recent stuff on optimizations,
> Steven S. Muchnick's book "Advanced Compiler Design & Implementation"
> is excellent IMHO.

Randy Crawford

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