CS 4240
Compilers and Interpreters
Spring 2022


Announcements:
  • [1/5] Welcome to CS 4240!


Instructor:
Qirun Zhang,
Office: 2324 Klaus
Office Hours: Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM or by appointment
Email: qrzhang@gatech.edu

Teaching Assistants:
Shuo Ding,
Office: Bluejeans (see Piazza)
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email: sding@gatech.edu

Tong Zhou,
Office: Bluejeans (see Piazza)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email: tz@gatech.edu

Lectures:
Time: Mon/Wed 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: KACB 1447
Bluejeans link: Click to join.

Course Summary:
This course will cover the principles and foundations of compiler design. The course project will be structured around the design of a compiler for a small, but expressive, imperative language to be translated for execution on a simulator of the MIPS processor. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to design and develop all major components of a compiler. 

References:

Assignments:
  • Homework 1
    • Deadline: 2/2/2022 by 23:59 pm EST.

  • Homework 2
    • Deadline: 3/7/2022 by 23:59 pm EST.

  • Homework 3
    • Deadline: 4/20/2022 by 23:59 pm EST.

  • Worksheets
    • Deadline: Each lecture day by 23:59 pm EST.

Grading:
Grading breakdown:
  • Written Homework: 15%
  • Programming Projects: 30%
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Class Participation: 5%
  • Project BONUS: 10%

Late assignment submission policy:
  • Within 24 hours after the assignment is due: 50% point deduction;
  • More than 24 hours late: 100% point deduction.

Schedule (tentative):

Date Topic Reading Remark
1/10 Compiler Structure, Intermediate Representations
  • [CT11] Chapter 1; Sections 5.3.1 - 5.3.3
  • Project BONUS assigned
  • Homework 1 assigned
1/12 Control Flow Graphs, Reaching Definitions
  • [CT11] Sections 5.2.2, 5.3.4
  • Project 1 assigned.
1/17 No class (school holiday)
1/19 Reaching Definitions, Data Flow Analysis
  • [CT11] Page 491 of Section 9.2.4
1/24 Redundancy Elimination, Value Numbering, Dominator
  • [CT11] Sections 8.3, 8.4.1, 8.5.1, 9.2.1
1/26 Lazy Code Motion, Available Expression Analysis
  • [CT11] Sections 10.3, 9.2.4
1/31 Available Expression Analysis, Constant Propagation
  • [CT11] Sections 9.2.4, 9.3.6 (skip material related to SSA form)
2/2 Project 1 & Tiger IR Help Session
  • Homework 1 due.
2/7 Copy Propagation, Constant Propagation Revisited
  • [CT11] Section 9.2.4
2/9 Instruction Selection
  • [CT11] Sections 11.1 - 11.4
  • Project 1 due.
  • Project 2 assigned.
2/14 Peephole Matching, Register Allocation
  • [CT11] Sections 11.5, 13.4
2/16 Register Allocation (contd)
  • [CT11] Section 13.4
2/21 Instruction Scheduling
  • [CT11] Sections 12.1 - 12.3
  • Homework 2 assigned.
2/23 MIPS Processor Architecture, SPIM simulator
2/28 Procedure Abstraction, MIPS Calling Convention
  • [CT11] Sections 6.1 - 6.5
3/2 Global Instruction Scheduling, Software Pipelining
  • [CT11] Sections 12.4, 12.5
3/7 Static Single Assignment Form
  • [CT11] Section 9.3
  • Homework 2 due.
3/9 Midterm Review (Part 1)
3/14 Midterm Review (Part 2)
  • Project 2 due.
3/16 Mid Term
3/21 No class (school break)
3/23 No class (school break)
3/28 Lexical Analysis, Introduction to Parsing
  • [CT11] Sections 2.1 - 2.3
  • Project 3 assigned.
3/30 Context Free Grammars, Top Down Parsing
  • [CT11] Sections 3.1 - 3.3.1
  • Homework 3 assigned.
4/4 LL(1) Parsing
  • [CT11] Sections 3.3.1, 3.3.3
4/6 Finite State Automata
  • [CT11] Sections 2.4, 2.5
4/11 Attribute Grammars, Type Checking
  • [CT11] Sections 4.1 - 4.3
4/13 ANTLR Overview and Demonstration
4/18 Course Review
4/20 Homework 3 Help Session
  • Homework 3 due.
  • Project 3 due.
  • Project BONUS due.

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