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- Subject: Re: Programming Language Creation Books
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 13:07:57 +0100 (BST)
> Excellent, just clicked "Submit" on my Amazon order for that book ;) Thanks
> much! :)
Another more modern book with a good reputation (and I've read some of it,
and agree with it on the strength of that) is "Modern compiler
implementation in ML" (there are versions in other languages) by Appel.
It has a few advantages over the Dragon book: the theory is presented more
accessibly, it's more up to date, and it has plenty of code implementing
mini-OO, functional and imperative languages.
On the down side, it's probably not as exhaustive, and it's rather less
rigorous. But I think the two complement each other well.
L'art des vers est de transformer en beautés les faiblesses (Aragon)