: The solutions to problem set 5 have been posted. Note that if you are looking at past problem sets, the Fall 2011 solutions for PS 5, question 2 are incorrect (available expressions is not computed correctly).
: A few past finals are available here
(468 students: pay more attention to the previous 468 exam). You may also find the solution for the 2009 573 final
: I will have extra office hours from 2:30–4:30 on Friday, and 9:00–10:00 on Monday..
: The key for midterm 2 is available here
: The ECE 468 Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, December 9th, from 1pm 3pm in EE 170.
: So that you guys have a chance to talk to the TA about your projects after Thanksgiving, I am giving a free extension of the Step 7 deadline to Wednesday, Dec. 4th. Note that this is not the same as postponing the due date. The step is still officially due on Monday, and the 5-day window for turning the project in late still expires on Saturday. But submissions received on Tuesday and Wednesday will not have points deducted.
: Reminder: lecture is cancelled on Friday (11/8). Office hours on Thursday (11/7) are also cancelled. To ensure that students have one more chance to come for office hours, Project step 6 is now due on Wednesday, November 13.
: The solutions to midterm 1 are available here
. If you would like a regrade, please email me your regrade request
, specifying which problem you would like regraded, and the exact issue. Regrade requests are due by Wednesday, Oct. 9th
: Reminder: lecture cancelled tomorrow (9/9). Wednesday will be a "lab day"; the TA will be in EE 207 to answer questions.
: Project step 2 now due September 20
. Problem set 1 posted, due September 13.
: Project step 1's due date has been extended to Monday, September 2nd
: The TA's office hours have been scheduled. See below or on the project page.
: Evening exams have been scheduled. The two midterms will be on 9/25 and 10/31. Both will be from 6:30–7:30 in LYNN 1136.
: I had the room for lecture wrong on the webpage before. We will be meeting in the Mechanical Engineering Building
, room 2061.
: Webpage live!
This course focuses on the tools and techniques needed to build an optimizing compiler. Topics include:
- Scanning and parsing: determining the syntactic structure of a program
- Semantic routines: determining the semantics of a program and building an intermediate representation
- Code generation: emitting assembly code that is equivalent to the program
- Program optimizations: improving the performance of a program
- Program analysis: determining interesting information about a program's behavior
- Why we shouldn't be like Mel.
The course syllabus discusses most of the details of the course, including a tentative schedule of topics, a brief description of the project and other administrative information.
The discussion forum for the class is on Piazza.
The project page is available here. Keep a close eye on the project page for project-related announcements. Any changes to project requirements will be posted there.