Today's programming languages offer productivity and portability, but also make it easy to write sloppy code that isn't optimized for a compiler. Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level will teach you to craft source code that results in good machine code once it's run through a compiler.
How to analyze the output of a compiler to verify that your code generates good machine code
The types of machine code statements that compilers generate for common control structures, so you can choose the best statements when writing HLL code
Enough assembly language to read compiler output
How compilers convert various constant and variable objects into machine data
With an understanding of how compilers work, you'll be able to write source code that they can translate into elegant machine code.
NEW TO THIS EDITION, COVERAGE OF:
Programming languages like Swift and Java
Code generation on modern 64-bit CPUs
ARM processors on mobile phones and tablets
Stack-based architectures like the Java Virtual Machine
Modern language systems like the Microsoft Common Language Runtime
- Write Great Code 2
- Verlag: No Starch Press
- 2nd ed.
- Erscheinungstermin: August 2020
- Abmessung: 233mm x 183mm x 43mm
- Gewicht: 1252g
- ISBN-13: 9781718500389
- ISBN-10: 1718500386
- Artikelnr.: 58032939
Chapter 1: Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level
Chapter 2: Shouldn t You Learn Assembly Language?
Chapter 3: 80x86 Assembly for the HLL Programmer
Chapter 4: Compiler Operation and Code Generation
Chapter 5: Tools for Analyzing Compiler Output
Chapter 6: Constants and High-Level Languages
Chapter 7: Variables in a High-Level Language
Chapter 8: Array Data Types
Chapter 9: Pointer Data Types
Chapter 10: String Data Types
Chapter 11: Record, Union, and Class Data Types
Chapter 12: Arithmetic and Logical Expressions
Chapter 13: Control Structures and Programmatic Decisions
Chapter 14: Iterative Control Structures
Chapter 15: Functions and Procedures
Afterword: Engineering Software
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"Write Great Code Volume 2 exceeds its goal of helping developers pay more attention to application performance when writing applications in high-level languages. This book is a must for any high-level application developer.
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"As a high-level-language programmer, if you want to know what's really going on with your programs, you need to spend a little time learning assembly language and you won't find an easier introduction."
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