Compiler Design I, 5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus
Start date: 31 October 2023
End date: 14 January 2024
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-11019 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 17 October 2023 – 7 November 2023
Entry requirements: 60 credits including 15 credits in mathematics, including Automata Theory, and 30 credits in computer science, including Operating Systems and a second course in computer programming or Process-Oriented Programming
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833
Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833
About the course
A compiler translates a computer program from a high-level language, such as C or Java, to machine code, the internal representation in the computer.
Compilation takes several steps. The first step is lexical analysis, to separate the program into "words". The syntactic analysis finds the structures. Code generation is often done in two steps, via an intermediate code to machine code. Often the code is improved through code optimisation.
The methods and tools from compiler design are useful for other forms of translation, for example from XML to a data structure.
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