Errata for Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, Second Edition

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    LocationProblemReported ByDate Reported
    p. 3, l. 9 below the figure The intended meaning was that assembly code is easier to debug than machine code. Sukhbir Singh 7/4/09
    p. 6, l. -3 Comma needed after "60". Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 13, l. -9 Comma needed after "C". Lyle Goldman 9/5/09
    p. 18, l. -16 "removes" should be "remove". Lyle Goldman 9/5/09
    p. 28, l. 2 No comma after "variable". Lyle Goldman 9/5/09
    p. 36, l. -4 "and" needed before "profilers". Lyle Goldman 9/5/09
    p. 52, l. 6 1001 should be 1001. Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 73, l. 17 "while loop" should be "the while-loop". Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 81, l. 14 Comma needed after "lexer". Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 90, l. 13 Semicolon missing at end of line. Michael Leuschel 2/12/08
    p. 90, Fig. 2.38, l. -2, -1 The "}" at the end of the second-to-last line of the figure belongs at the end of the last line. Michael Dudley 1/6/08
    p. 91, l. 18 The production should have type id ; on the right. Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 95, l. -2 "a operator" should be "an operator". Han Lin 12/29/08
    p. 104, l. 13-14 Both commas on l. 13 should be omitted, and the words "is evaluated" should be added after "right operand" on l. 14. Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 106, l. -11 "construct" should be "constructs". Lyle Goldman 10/17/09
    p. 161, l. -5 "two" should be "up to two". Michael Dour 10/23/12
    p. 208, l. 7 if stmt should be if expr. Qi Ji 4/22/12
    p. 227, l. -5 Delete "the" after "its". Nish Sinnadurai 10/24/08
    p. 230, Fig. 4.22 In the row for E ', the productions should all have E ' rather than E on the left side. Lei Ju 9/5/08
    p. 230, first line below Fig, 4.22 The erroneous input on that line would actually cause a synch action immediately, popping the E off the stack and ending the parse. Thus, to match the more interesting behavior of Fig. 4.23, we change the ")" to "+" on l. 1 below Fig. 4.22, and also in the first line below the header in Fig. 4.23. Lei Ju 9/15/08
    p. 251, Fig. 4.36, l. -2 "break" should be in boldface. Michael Leuschel 2/12/08
    p. 254, l. -4 "Fig. 4.31" should be "Fig. 4.37". Daniel Mentz 3/6/08
    p. 263, middle, first item in set I0 S on the left should be S'. Michael Dudley 2/12/08
    p. 281, l. 2 E needed in front of →(E). Arto Kaarna 3/31/08
    p. 282, Fig. 4.50, Itemset I4 Add SiS. Mike Polyakov 7/28/08
    p. 283, Fig. 4.52 The actions for lines (4) and (5) should be swapped. That is, the reduction occurs after line (4). Ciro D'Aniello 2/27/08
    p. 285, first line below Fig. 4.53 "right" should be "left". Lei Ju 9/15/08
    p. 286, Fig. 4.54, last two lines The Symbols on the stack should be E+E on the penultimate line and just E on the last line. Daniel Mentz 3/6/08
    p. 288, Example 4.69, l. 4 Delete one "with the". Kevin Schultz 7/28/08
    p. 289, l. -9 "token" should be "tokens". Kevin Schultz 7/28/08
    p. 299, l. 14 "below" should be "to the right". Heiner Marxen 10/28/09
    p. 350, l. 10 S should be A. Michael Dour 6/20/13
    p. 352, l. 14 "top - 5" should be "top - 6". Daniel Mentz 3/11/08
    p. 359, caption of Fig. 6.3 "Dag" should be "DAG". Arto Kaarna 1/23/08
    p. 360, Fig. 6.4 A production similar to the first two for the operator * is needed. Ciro D'Aniello 2/27/08
    p. 367, 3 lines below Fig. 6.10 "by" should be "be". Shobit Beltangdy 5/10/12
    p. 372, 4 lines above Sect. 6.3.2 "dag" should be "DAG". Arto Kaarna 3/31/08
    p. 393, last line of box "In words" should be "In simpler words". Saeed Mehrabi 1/7/09
    p. 406, l. -4 "Example 6.21" should be "Example 6.22". Carl Alphonce 4/15/11
    p. 409, Exercise 6.6.4 x == 1 should be x = 1 in each of the three parts. Daniel Lucredio 1/29/10
    p. 545, l. 19 We must add a third step: Remove R from the address descriptors of variables other than x. Hao Dang 12/12/09
    p. 556, Fig. 8.18, the unnamed block at the far right ST a, R2 should be ST d, R2. Hans Ji 7/26/08
    p. 571, item 4, l. 3 r-j should be r-j+1. Hao Dang 12/12/09
    p. 594, Fig. 9.9. In box B5, t7 and t10 should be t2 and t4, respectively. Kevin Schultz 5/9/08
    p. 604 first line below figure An additional pair of parentheses is needed around gen1 ∪ (x - kill1). Hideyuki Kawabata 11/29/12
    p. 609, Example 9.13, l. 4-5 B2 does not define i or j, since they are used before definition (assuming no aliases). Michael Leuschel 2/12/08
    p. 617, Exercise 9.2.10, l. 3 genB should be useB. Gyun Woo 3/22/08
    p. 654, items 8(b) and 8(c) These items should be combined as:

    8(b) For all blocks B such that x+y is in latest[B] intersect used[B].out:

    1. Add t=x+y at the beginning of B.
    2. Replace every original x+y by t.
    Richard Yoo 2/3/10
    p. 663, l. 10 Node 8 has two unvisited successors. Tony Pan 1/22/13
    p. 689, l. -9 "line (4)" should be "line (3)". Gyun Woo 10/24/08
    p. 696, l. 2 "of" needed after "function". Jarryd Phillip Beck 6/26/11
    p. 739, 15 remove one "also" Jack Wadden 2/12/12
    p. 745, Fig. 10.23, l. 7, 15, and 17 There are three ADD R3, R3, R4 instructions that should all be ADD R3, R3, R5. Edson Borin 9/28/11
    p. 751, l. -11 n1 -> n2 should be n2 -> n1. Roger Liao 4/3/10
    p. 752, Fig. 10.27 Left box for c needs to be shaded. Roger Liao 4/3/10
    p. 757, attempt 5 of Fig. 10.30 The range of d is (6,6), not (5,5). Frank Chen 3/14/14
    p. 788, l. 4 "row" should be "column", since row-major order is stipulated. Gyun Woo 10/27/08
    p. 792, items 2, 3, 4 above Example 11.8 B really has 2d rows, and b and 0 are of length 2d. Ge Gan 10/24/08
    p. 795, l. 2 Z[1,7] should be Z[7,1]. Jungwon Kim 1/12/09
    p. 807, l. -5 The first i should be 1. Gyun Woo 11/4/08
    p. 816, middle, inequalities (2a) and (2b) "+ b" is missing from the left side of (a) and "+ b'" is missing from the left side of (b). William Deng 7/25/08
    p. 819, l. 1-2 "read and write accesses" should be "two write accesses". Gyun Woo 1/9/08
    p. 836, item 5, line 2 "-1" should be "1". Gyun Woo 11/4/08
    p. 848, Scaling example, third line of code on the left 2N should be 2*N. 3/06/08
    p. 849, Permuation example, second line on the right i++ should be q++. 3/06/08
    p. 861, l. -8 Remove the comma after "local". Gyun Woo 2/18/08
    p. 865, l. -2 "code in (b)" should be "code in (c)". Gyun Woo 2/20/08
    p. 899, l. -15 Reference [6] should be [10]. Shih-Wei Liao 2/27/08