Official URL: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edu/course/DAT151/
Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/plt-2015-lp3 (please provide your full name and date of birth when requesting membership!)
Last year course page: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edu/year/2014/course/DAT151/index.html
2015-03-03 Lab4 is up.
2015-02-17 Lab3 is up. Note that you have to submit something for the first deadline in order to resubmit to the final deadline.
2015-02-16 Change in schedule: "Hands-on with lab 3" shifted to Feb 24. Deadlines of labs 3 and 4 and final deadline have been shifted back to accommodate for the extra week in LP3.
2015-02-10 Lab2 now has the correct test program to compile under ghc-7.6 and up. Also, it has seen minor modifications in the expression grammar. (However, they are neutral wrt. the testsuite. If you already started with the 2014 grammar, you can choose to stick with it.)
2015-01-19 Lab1 is up. To submit, first register at Fire.
2015-01-13 First version of this page - mostly a copy of the 2014 material. Updates forthcoming soon.
All lectures are in HA2.
Material: plt = course book, dragon = Dragon book. Slides follow closely the plt book.
|Tue 20/1||13-15||Introduction: Compilation Phases||slides, plt 1, dragon 1|
|Thu 22/1||13-15||Grammars||slides, plt 2, dragon 2.8.2,4.1-4.3|
|Tue 27/1||13-15||Hands-on with Lab 1||lab1 PM|
|Thu 29/1||13-15||Theory of lexing and parsing||slides, plt 3, dragon 3,4|
|Mon 2/2||23||Lab 1 deadline||lab1 PM|
|Thu 5/2||13-15||Type checking||slides, plt 4, dragon 5,6|
|Tue 10/2||13-15||Interpreters||slides, plt 5|
|Thu 12/2||13-15||Hands-on with Lab 2||lab2 PM|
|Mon 16/2||23||Lab 2 deadline||lab2 PM|
|Tue 17/2||13-15||Code generation||slides, plt 6, dragon 6,7|
|Tue 24/2||13-15||Hands-on with Lab 3, The language design space||slides, plt 8, dragon 1. lab3 PM|
|Thu 26/2||13-15||Functional programming languages||slides, plt 7, dragon 6.5,7.3|
|Mon 2/3||23||Lab 3 deadline||lab3 PM|
|Tue 3/3||13-15||Hands-on with Lab 4||lab4 PM|
|Thu 5/3||13-15||Preparing for the exam||Training Exam|
|Mon 16/3||23||Lab 4 deadline||lab4 PM|
|Fri 20/3||14-18||Exam (in house M)||old exams|
|Sat 21/3||23||Final lab deadline||all lab returns|
|Wed 15/4||8.30-12.30||Exam (in house M)||old exams|
|Wed 19/8||14-18||Exam (in house J)||old exams|
The official course schema is in Time Edit.
The aim of the course is to give understanding of how programming languages are designed, documented, and implemented. The course covers the basic techniques and tools needed to write interpreters, and gives a summary introduction to compilation as well. Those who have passed the course should be able to
Andreas Abel, course responsible.
John Camilleri, Mauricio Chimento, Daniel Hausknecht, Inari Listenmaa, assistants.
The fastest way to get an answer is to mail the course's Google group http://groups.google.com/group/plt-2015-lp3. Please provide your full name and date of birth when requesting membership! Otherwise your request will be bounced back or ignored.
If you have any general questions regarding the course, the labs or the exercises, please ask them in our Google group http://groups.google.com/group/plt-2015-lp3. This will reach all teachers and fellow students. If you are not yet member of the group, you have to
You will have to give your real name and your person number (or date of birth) when you register, otherwise your membership is not approved. This is necessary to identify you as a participant of the course.
The lab rooms and supervision are available from Tuesday 20 January till 10 March.
Attendance in these classes is optional. Normally, each student should attend at most one supervised laboration time each week. Since attendance is not compulsory, there may be room for more times. But, if there is lack of room, those who attend their first supervision of the week have priority to get a place and supervisor help.
There will be four laborations, written individually or in pairs.
Reporting is done via Fire. Before reporting, you must run your program through a test suite, such as the one for lab 1.
Final deadline is Saturday 21 March for all returned and corrected labs. No labs will be graded after this deadline.
We guarantee two gradings per lab: one for the version submitted before the ordinary deadline for that lab, the other for a resubmission before the final deadline. If your first submission is after the lab deadline, only one grading is guaranteed.
The main book will be one that developed from earlier editions of this course:
If you are really interested in the topic, for instance, if you want to continue with the Compiler Construction course, you should also consider the Dragon book,
Both books are available at web bookshops. The main book will also be sold at Cremona.
Written exam, usual grading scales.
Date: 20 March
Time: 2:00 afternoon
Place: M (Hörsalsvägen 5)
The exam has the same structure as these old exams.
Further, here are some exercises and solutions to prepare for the exam.
BNF Converter, http://bnfc.digitalgrammars.com/
Precompiled Java tools (Cup and JLex)