COMS 4115: Programming Language & Translators, Fall 2020
This class will discuss principles of design and implementation of compilers. In particular, we will learn about different phases of a compiler including lexical analysis, syntactic and semantic analysis including type checking, code generation, and optimization. We will also study basic program analysis techniques required to perform compiler optimization.
Students will learn the materials by building new modules on top of an existing compiler (Clang/LLVM) in their programming assignments.
Details about the course materials can be found here.
Instructor: Baishakhi Ray
Class Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 1:10 PM - 2:25 PM
Location: Online (Zoom Link will be posted in Coursework and Piazza)
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm /appointment
Q&A Forum: Piazza
Written Assignments : gradescope (Entry Code will be posted in Coursework and Piazza)
In-class participations : PollEverywhere (Details will be posted in Coursework and Piazza)
Programming Assignments: 40%
Written Assignments: 10%
Extra Credit: 10%
16th September: Programming assignment 1 released (due 30th September)
Programming assignment 0, which requires you to set up Git environment, is due next Wednesday (16th September).
Additional Reading Materials:
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
By Alfred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam, Ravi Sethi, and Jeffrey D. Ullman.
2nd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2006
Distributed by the instructor
Late submissions: No late assignments will be accepted.
Academic rules of conduct: Students are expected to adhere to the Academic Honesty policy of the Computer Science Department, this policy can be found in full here.
Violations: Violation of any portion of these policies will result in a penalty to be assessed at the instructor's discretion. This may include receiving a zero grade for the assignment in question and a failing grade for the whole course, even for the first infraction.
In order to receive disability-related academic accommodations for this course, students must first be registered with their school Disability Services (DS) office. Detailed information is available online for both the Columbia and Barnard registration processes. Refer to the appropriate website for information regarding deadlines, disability documentation requirements, and drop-in hours (Columbia)/intake session (Barnard). Students registered with the Columbia DS office can refer to the Master TARF section of the DS Testing Accommodations page for more information regarding disability-related academic accommodations for this course.