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The "problem" with the dragon book is that it is so complete; intentionally so. Over its lifetime there have been tremendous advances in the theory and practice of building compilers. If you want "state of the art", then you want the dragon book, probably a later (harder) edition, even. But it is a bit much, as you have seen, for a first ...


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I last taught the Compiler course in 2008, that's a longtime with probably newer books have appeared. (ie sorry if the answer is somehow outdated) But I did had the same complains from the students, then one of them (Hussain Hassan Mehanna, he's probably a prof in UK now) told me that his friend in AUC uses a book called "Compiler Construction, ...


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