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General remarks


Deadlines

The assignments should be turned in no later than 08:59 on the dates listed below:

Assignment Date
1 November 12 $^\textrm{\small th}$, 2007
2 January 7 $^\textrm{\small th}$, 2008

For every day that you hand in your assignment late we will subtract 1 point.

Documentation

The assignments should be accompanied by separate documentation, preferably in PDF format. The documentation should reflect on how you handled the assignment; report on your approach and link it to the general theory of compiler construction as provided by the book and lectures. It is important that you are explicit about the particular problems that you encountered; you must clearly describe them, your solution, used algorithms, and so on. Nevertheless, the documentation must be to the point and concise, so limit your writing to around 4 pages. The documentation will also be graded.

Instructors

At the beginning of this practical course, you will receive mail that will give you information about who will be your instructor. He will grade your solutions and provide feedback.

Person Email address Room
Gertjan Halkes G.P.Halkes@ewi.tudelft.nl HB 09.080
Gerardo de Geest gerardo@soft2connect.com  
Alexander van Amesfoort A.S.vanAmesfoort@tudelft.nl  

Two instructors will be present at the labs at Drebbelweg to answer questions and assist with practical problems (e.g., debugging code). Take advantage of this service!

Day (Sep 19 - Dec 20) Time Rooms
Wednesday 8:45 - 12:45 DW_1-010, DW_1-170
Thursday 8:45 - 12:45 DW_1-010, DW_1-170

For questions about assignment 1 (records) you can also request the on-line assistance of Panoramix. This Java applet takes an Asterix program and returns example C-code (cb.h & cb.c) produced by an extended version of the reference compiler. Thus, Panoramix will provide you with a flavor of the target code that your compiler could generate. Recently, Panoramix has been upgraded to emit assembly for core Asterix (no records) using a very simplistic code generator to provide a feel for what we expect from assignment 2. Enjoy.

Grading

Grading is done per assignment. According to the following table, points can be obtained for test results, documentation, and source code. The total amounts to a 70 points maximum; 30 points are reserved for the final written exam1.

Assignment Test results Documentation Source code
1 16 7 7
2 26 7 7

How to submit your work

It is useless to turn in your solution far in advance of a deadline; your compiler will be tested and examined (shortly) after the deadline.

Important announcements

Frequently check the blackboard (in4020); announcements and updates to this course will be posted there.

Useful hints

K.G. Langendoen 2007-11-09