CS 631 - Programming Language Implementation
Fall 2011 Syllabus

Instructor: Prof. J Genetti
Office Hours: 208B Chapman MWF 11:30-12:30, TR 2-3 or by appointment
Phone/Email: 474-5737 / jdgenetti @ alaska . edu
Class Time/Location: TR 11:30-1:00 Chapman 104
Class web page: http://www.cs.uaf.edu/2011/fall/cs631
Prerequisites: CS 331
Department policies: http://www.cs.uaf.edu/cs/Policies.html
Required Textbook: Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2nd ed) by Aho et al (Addison Wesley)
Recommended Textbook: lex & yacc (2nd edition) by Levine, Mason and Brown (O'Reilly)

Expected Outcomes

There will be a take-home exam in lieu of class on Thursday October 20 that is due by the start of class on Tuesday October 25. There will be an open-book in-class final exam on Thursday Dec 15 from 10:15a-12:15p. The mid-term is worth 25% and the final exam is worth 30% of your final grade.

There will be 3-4 homework assignments (early in the semester) that make up 15% of your final grade. Homework is due by 5pm on the due date and no late homework is accepted.

Each student will be required to complete a project that implements a compiler or translator. Project selection will occur in the middle of October. 15-20 minute presentations will take place on Tuesday Dec 6 or Thursday Dec 8 and a written final report is due on Monday Dec 12. The project is worth 30% of your final grade.

Grading Policy:
Final grades will be assigned based on the following percentage intervals: A+ [95%,100%], A [90%,95%), A- [85%,90%), B+ [80%,85%), B [75%,80%), B- [70%,75%), C+ [65%,70%), C [60%,65%), C- [55%,60%), D+ [50%,55%), D [45%,50%), D- [40%,45%), F [0%,40%).