: The ECE 573 final exam will be from 8–10 AM, Monday, 12/12, in EE 115.
: Project step 8 description posted. Note that there are no new requirements for step 8.
: Project step 7 posted.
: Midterm 2 grades have been released to Blackboard. The class average was 84.5. The max score was 96.7. The exam key and rubric are here
. You have until next Friday (11/18) at noon to ask for a regrade by email, with a description of what you want regraded
. Non-email regrade requests will be ignored.
: Midterm 2 is this Friday (11/4). It will be open book/open notes, and will cover optimizations, register allocation, instruction scheduling and loop optimizations. There will be a review session in class on Wednesday (11/2).
: Class will be canceled on Monday (10/24) and Wednesday (10/26).
: Midterm 1 will be handed back in class tomorrow. The key is available here
. The rubric is given in red. If you want a regrade, you must email me by Friday, 10/21 at noon,
with a description of what you want regraded. The class average was an 80.
: Project step 4 posted.
: Reminder: Midterm 1 is this Friday
, in class. It will be open-book, open-notes. It will cover material from lectures 1 through 5 (Basic compiler info, scanning, LL(1), LR(0) and LR(1) parsing, semantic actions for declarations, expressions and control structures).
: This Friday
's class will be cancelled (9/16).
: Note that you must
complete Problem Set 0. A failure to complete the problem set will result in your being recorded as not taking this class, and could jeopardize any financial aid. (Sorry for the extreme measures; this is the result of a new policy that has been in force since last January)
: Course webpage is 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
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 project page is available here