lecture: Building a smarty-to-machine-code compiler
The open source SmartTpl libraries greatly speeds up Smarty templates bij turning templates into native machine code. During a crash course 'how to write your own compiler' you will see how this alternative template engine works inside, and you will discover that writing a compiler is not even that difficult.
The following topics will be covered:
- splitting up a source file into tokens
- building a syntax tree
- optimizing the syntax tree
- generating machine code
- just-in-time (JIT) compilers
Techniques and patterns that are used for building compilers are also very useful in other situations when you want to parse data.
Start time: 16:30
Room: HS6 (PHP)
Track: PHP Devroom