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BCPL : The Language and its Compiler - Martin Richards


The Language and its Compiler

Paperback Published: 8th March 1982
ISBN: 9780521286817
Number Of Pages: 184

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BCPL is a simple systems programming language with a portable compiler that has been implemented on many machines from large mainframes to mini computers and microprocessors. The book provides an introduction to the language, paying particular attention to programming style. In addition, it covers the more machine-independent parts of the BCPL library and outlines various debugging aids that most implementations provide. The syntax analysis phase of the compiler is described in detail, giving a realistic example of a typical application of the language. This and other substantial examples given in the book will be of interest both to serious users of BCPL and to computer writers. There is a chapter concerned with the portability code generator design. The reference for BCPL appears as the final chapter.

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Taken from the hardback review: 'There can be little doubt that this book will rightly be the choice of anyone who wishes to learn BCPL...' Computer Bulletin

The BCPL philosophy
The main features of BCPL
Advanced facilities
The library, language extensions, and machine independence
Debugging and error handling
The BCPL lexical and syntax analyser
Computer portability
Language definition
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ISBN: 9780521286817
ISBN-10: 0521286816
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 8th March 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.28