The purpose of this course is to study how high-level languages can be implemented on a computer.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Specify and analyse the lexical, syntactic and semantic structures of advanced language features
2. Separate the lexical, syntactic and semantic analysis into meaningful phases for a compiler to undertake language translation
3. Write a scanner, parser, and semantic analyser without the aid of automatic generators
4. Turn fully processed source code for a novel language into machine code for a novel computer
5. Describe techniques for intermediate code and machine code optimisation
6. Design the structures and support required for compiling advanced language features.
- Introduction to the theory of grammars
- High level languages and their compilers
- Lexical analysis
- Syntactic analysis
- Semantic analysis
- Object code generation
- Compiling Advanced Language Features
This course has similarities to COMP3290. If you have successfully completed COMP3290 you cannot enrol in this course.
Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignment
Formal Examination: Formal exam *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory assessment item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 2