Making compiler design relevant for students who will (most likely) never design a compiler

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Abstract

Compiler Design courses are a common component of most modern Computer Science undergraduate curricula. At the same time, however, compiler design has become a highly specialized topic, and it is not clear that a significant number of Computer Science students will find themselves designing compilers professionally. This paper argues that the principles, techniques, and tools discussed in compiler design courses are nevertheless applicable to a wide variety of situations that would generally not be considered to be compiler design. Generalizing the content of compiler design courses to emphasize this broad applicability can make them more relevant to students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)
Pages341-345
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 33rd SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education -
Duration: Feb 27 2002Mar 3 2002

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OtherProceedings of the 33rd SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Period2/27/023/3/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Food Science

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Debray, S. K. (2002). Making compiler design relevant for students who will (most likely) never design a compiler. In SIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) (pp. 341-345)