CS8602- COMPILER DESIGN Syllabus 2017 Regulation


CS8602- COMPILER DESIGN Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CS8602- COMPILER DESIGN Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CS8602                                       COMPILER DESIGN                                        L T P C
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  • To learn the various phases of compiler.
  • To learn the various parsing techniques.
  • To understand intermediate code generation and run-time environment.
  • To learn to implement front-end of the compiler.
  • To learn to implement code generator.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO COMPILERS                       9

Structure of a compiler – Lexical Analysis – Role of Lexical Analyzer – Input Buffering – Specification of Tokens – Recognition of Tokens – Lex – Finite Automata – Regular Expressions to Automata – Minimizing DFA.

UNIT II SYNTAX ANALYSIS                                           12

Role of Parser – Grammars – Error Handling – Context-free grammars – Writing a grammar – Top Down Parsing – General Strategies Recursive Descent Parser Predictive Parser-LL(1) Parser-Shift Reduce Parser-LR Parser-LR (0)Item Construction of SLR Parsing Table -Introduction to LALR Parser – Error Handling and Recovery in Syntax Analyzer-YACC.


Syntax Directed Definitions, Evaluation Orders for Syntax Directed Definitions, Intermediate Languages: Syntax Tree, Three Address Code, Types and Declarations, Translation of Expressions, Type Checking.

UNIT IV RUN-TIME ENVIRONMENT AND CODE GENERATION                                                                   8

Storage Organization, Stack Allocation Space, Access to Non-local Data on the Stack, Heap Management – Issues in Code Generation – Design of a simple Code Generator.

UNIT V CODE OPTIMIZATION                                         8

Principal Sources of Optimization – Peep-hole optimization – DAG- Optimization of Basic Blocks-Global Data Flow Analysis – Efficient Data Flow Algorithm.


1. Develop a lexical analyzer to recognize a few patterns in C. (Ex. identifiers, constants, comments, operators etc.). Create a symbol table, while recognizing identifiers.
2. Implement a Lexical Analyzer using Lex Tool
3. Implement an Arithmetic Calculator using LEX and YACC
4. Generate three address code for a simple program using LEX and YACC.
5. Implement simple code optimization techniques (Constant folding, Strength reduction and Algebraic transformation)
6. Implement back-end of the compiler for which the three address code is given as input and the 8086 assembly language code is produced as output.

                                                                                             PRACTICALS 30 PERIODS
                                                                                                     THEORY 45 PERIODS
                                                                                                     TOTAL : 75 PERIODS


On Completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Understand the different phases of compiler.
  • Design a lexical analyzer for a sample language.
  • Apply different parsing algorithms to develop the parsers for a given grammar.
  • Understand syntax-directed translation and run-time environment.
  • Learn to implement code optimization techniques and a simple code generator.
  • Design and implement a scanner and a parser using LEX and YACC tools.


1. Alfred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam, Ravi Sethi, Jeffrey D. Ullman, Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools‖, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2009.


  1. Randy Allen, Ken Kennedy, Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures: A Dependence based Approach, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2002.
  2. Steven S. Muchnick, Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation‖, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers – Elsevier Science, India, Indian Reprint 2003.
  3. Keith D Cooper and Linda Torczon, Engineering a Compiler‖, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Elsevier Science, 2004.
  4. V. Raghavan, Principles of Compiler Design‖, Tata McGraw Hill Education Publishers, 2010.
  5. Allen I. Holub, Compiler Design in C‖, Prentice-Hall Software Series, 1993.


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