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Re: Compiler Recommendations

 While someone mentioned Harbison and Steele, one of the best, if not 
ultimate compiler book is the Dragon Book, "Compilers: Principles, 
Techniques, and Tools", originally by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, and 
Jeffrey D. Ullman. This book has been updated many times. Aho, is the 
'A' in AWK (Aho Weinberger and Kernighan).  He also was involved with 
egrep and fgrep. All three authors worked at Bell Labs. 

I usually cringe when someone mentions Harbison and Steele going back 
to when we wrote the Assembler for Tru64 Unix and Windows NT on the 
Alpha. One of the team members would always critique our code using 
Harbison and Steele as a reference. (Note that when we finished the 
project that same individual was released although he had a prepaid 
contract that was paid by another department -- eg he was free for 
us - and our code worked and his didn't). 

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