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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.