The prerequisite for this class is either a passing grade for COMP 3351 or permission from the instructor.
The project for the class is a compiler that translates MiniJava to MIPS implemented in Java. During the project, MiniJava is translated in multiple steps to MIPS, each step targeting an intermediate language with well-defined semantics. For testing, interpreters are provided for each of the intermediate languages.
The lectures will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm in JGH 316.
"Modern compiler implementation in Java", by
Andrew W. Appel, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
This will be the main textbook for the class covering most
of the material.
"Version Control with Subversion", on-line book (no need to buy a copy). You must know how to use subversion as a developer (not as an administrator) in order to submit your assignments. Use this book as a reference if you encounter problems. Basic knowledge of chapters 1-3 should be sufficient.
Specific topics that will be covered:
There will be larger individual
programming assignments that must be turned in
for grading by a certain deadline.
Students are encouraged to discuss the materials and projects together. However, all programs must be done individually. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, cheating in exams, unauthorized collaboration and falsifying academic records. Violation of any of these may result in a grade penalty on assignments, an "F" in the course, dismissal from an academic unit, revocation of admission, suspension from the University as well as being roasted over a slow fire.
Generally, all assignments are due before class on the date specified with the assignment. Exceptions to this rule (allowing later submission) may be announced in class.
The different kinds of assignments are weighted as follows:
|Programming assignments||55 Pts|
Theoretically you could get a total of 100 Pts. Grades will be given as follows:
|A||> 85 Pts|
|B||> 70 Pts|
|C||> 55 Pts|
|D||≥ 40 Pts|
|F||< 40 Pts|
You will need various applications for the class, all of which are freely available for various operating systems. Personally, I'm using Debian GNU/Linux unstable. If you have any problems installing the software, you can always use the department's solaris machines which have all of the necessary software installed. Copy the provided bashrc into your home directory (under .bashrc) in order to set the paths correctly (only works if you use bash). Here is a list of the software programs that you will need (possibly incomplete):
Each student will get access to a subversion
repository. Assignments must be committed to that repository by the respective
deadline. Students are encouraged to use the repository for version control while
still working on the assignment. Only the last version commited before the deadline will
be used for grading.
In order to access your subversion repository, you must first request an account. For this, you first need to generate an encrypted password. On any GNU/Linux or UNIX machine (or even a Microsoft system with Apache) enter
$ htpasswd -nb $USER PASSWORDwhere PASSWORD is your desired password. You will not be able to change the password later. Send the output of the command to email@example.com to request an account. Once your account has been created, you should do an initial check out:
$ svn checkout https://gnunet.org/du/$USER $ cd $USERYou should then proceed to create a directory for the first project and commit it:
$ mkdir P1 $ svn add P1 $ svn commit -m "comment"Afterwards, you can add the files to submit just like you added the directory. Make sure to commit the final version with all files (hint: svn status) before the deadline. It is also a good idea to do a seperate checkout and verify that the result works.
This is a preliminary schedule. Feedback is welcome.
Grades will be e-mailed to the e-mail address given with the request for creating the subversion account. For how to interpret the e-mailed grades please contact the TA.