Issue No. 05 - May (1972 vol. 21)
E.A. Feustel , Rice Univ.
This book provides an excellent method to learn about compilers. At an introductory, intermediate, and advanced level, it discusses topics central and related to the construction of compilers, many of which have previously appeared only in journal articles or publications not generally available. The work has only two faults. It was composed on an IBM 360 line printer using FORMAT and thus suffers typographically. It is not a cookbook for advanced compiler implementation. That is, when one attempts to build an advanced compiler with optimization, and when he attempts to find the answer to his pressing practical problems in the book, the answers may well not be there. In fairness, however, the book provides excellent indices and a very good historical and general bibliography that might aid the serious implementer.
E. Feustel, "B72-9 Compiler Construction for Digital Computers," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. , pp. 517, 1972.