Re: OO compiler design ? (Richard Jones)
21 Jan 1997 23:29:28 -0500

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From: (Richard Jones)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 21 Jan 1997 23:29:28 -0500
Organization: University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
References: 97-01-136 97-01-149
Keywords: OOP, books, comment

Daniel Dittmar <> wrote:
>There is a book named "Object-Oriented Compiler Construction" by Jim
>Holmes (Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-630740-X). It describes a compiler
>built in C++.

I have read this book and have had a student do a project using some
of the techniques it contains. As far as it goes -- and its focus is
as much on OO techniques as on compiler construction -- I though it
was pretty good. However I missed more thorough treatment of
code-generation, and especially optimisation, or run-time issues.

The code for the book is also available from

The price in the UK is UKP 26 so $68 sounds excessive.
Richard Jones
[I checked, the P-H web site says that US list is $71.00! Guess it's time
for a litle trans-pond arbitrage. -John]

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