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Colloquium - Waite

Name Analysis in a Java Compiler
Department of Computer Science

Name analysis associates an entity with every identifier. It is the compiler task that implements the scope rules of the language, deciding on the meanings of the identifiers and reporting those that are undefined or have multiple definitions. Over the years, standard algorithms for name analysis have been developed and incorporated into reusable modules.

Can Java, with its specification of relationships among different compilation units, be handled by these modules? This talk will pinpoint the problems, and show how they can be solved with surprisingly little distortion of the standard model of a compiler.

Refreshments will be served immediately before the talk at 3:30pm.
Hosted by Dirk Grunwald.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)