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Build Your Own .NET Language and Compiler

Authors: Nilges, Edward G.

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All software developers use languages, which are the fundamental tool of the trade. Despite curiosity about how languages work, few developers actually understand how. Unfortunately, most texts on language and compiler development are hard to digest, written from academic platforms for use in college-level computer science programs. On the other hand, Build Your Own .NET Language and Compiler demystifies compiler and language development, and makes the subjects palatable for all programmers.

This practical book presents techniques that you can apply to everyday work. You'll learn to add scripts and macro languages to your applications, add runtime expression evaluation to their applications, and generate code immediately. Further, you will learn parsing techniques, which are essential to extract information from any structured form of datalike text files, user input, XML, or HTML. As a bonus, the book includes a complete QuickBasic compatible compiler with source code that works. The compiler illustrates the books techniques and acts as a versatile .NET language.

About the authors

strongEdward G. Nilges/strong has been developing software since 1970. He worked on debugging an early Fortran compiler in 1972 and made it available to a university community. While at Bell-Northern Research, the research arm of Nortel Networks, in 1981, Edward worked on compiler development and developed the SL-1XT compiler for voice and data PBX programming, as well as a firmware assembler that was compiled automatically from the firmware reference manual. pIn 1993, he began developing with VB3 and has developed a variety of projects in Basic. Edward also assisted mathematician John Nash (the real-life protagonist of the movie "A Beautiful Mindem"/em) with C during a critical period in which Dr. Nash was being considered for the 1993 Nobel Prize. In 1999, Edward developed his vbExpression2Value VB6 technology to parse and interpret SQL Server and VB expressions for his classes at DeVry. In 2001, acting upon a suggestion from a student colleague at Princeton, Edward used his beta copy of VB .NET to write the fully object-oriented quickBasicEngine. /p pEdward currently consults on the use of compiler technology in the real world to parse and interpret complex business rules in industries such as mortgage lending and credit evaluation. He finds that compiler optimization can be used to verify the consistency and completeness of business rule sets./p

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Compiler Technology

    Nilges, Edward G.

    Pages 1-13

  • A Brief Introduction to the .NET Framework

    Nilges, Edward G.

    Pages 15-26

  • A Compiler Flyover

    Nilges, Edward G.

    Pages 27-49

  • The Syntax for the QuickBasic Compiler

    Nilges, Edward G.

    Pages 51-90

  • The Lexical Analyzer for the QuickBasic Compiler

    Nilges, Edward G.

    Pages 91-132

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0698-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-134-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Build Your Own .NET Language and Compiler
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Edward G. Nilges
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0698-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0698-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-134-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 408
Number of Illustrations and Tables
173 b/w illustrations
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