Re: Book on Program Flow Analysis. (Preston Briggs)
Thu, 1 Aug 91 19:48:49 GMT

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From: (Preston Briggs)
Keywords: optimize, books
Organization: Rice University, Houston
References: 91-08-003
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 91 19:48:49 GMT (Kurt Stirewalt) writes:

> Program Flow Analysis: Theory and Application.
> Steven S. Muchnick and Neil D. Jones.
> 1981. Prentice Hall.

>Is this book still the bible?

I don't know of any superior books.
It's out of date in some respects (IMHO):

The interprocedural stuff is way behind.

The type analysis stuff is behind.

The local analysis sections need to account for
static single assignment and the work on control dependence.

There's been a lot of work in incremental flow analysis.

Your best approach is probably to obtain the past decade of TOPLAS
and the proceedings from POPL and the compiler construction conferences.

Preston Briggs

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