Prerequisites: 6.004, 6.031
Instructor Professor Michael Carbin
Schedule: Lectures MTWRF1, room 24-307
This subject would satisfy the AUS2 and II requirement.
Studies the design and implementation of modern, dynamic programming languages. Topics include fundamental approaches for parsing, semantics and interpretation, virtual machines, garbage collection, just-in-time machine code generation, and optimization. Course will include a semester-long, multi-person project that delivers a virtual machine that spans all of the above topics.