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System Programming (2150708)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
4 0 2 6

Subject Credit :  6

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Overview of System Software

Introduction, Software, Software Hierarchy, Systems Programming, Machine Structure, Interfaces, Address Space, Computer Languages, Tools, Life Cycle of a Source Program, Different Views on the Meaning of a Program, System Software Development, Recent Trends in SoftwareDevelopment, Levels of System Software

Unit-2:  Overview of Language Processors

Programming Languages and Language Processors, Language Processing Activities, Program Execution, Fundamental of Language Processing, Symbol Tables Data Structures for Language Processing: Search Data structures, Allocation Data Structures.

Unit-3:  Assemblers

Elements of Assembly Language Programming, Design of the Assembler, Assembler Design Criteria, Types of Assemblers, Two-Pass Assemblers, One-Pass Assemblers, Single pass Assembler for Intel x86 Algorithm of Single Pass Assembler, Multi-Pass Assemblers, Advanced Assembly Process, Variants of Assemblers Design of two pass assembler

Unit-4:  Macro and Macro Processors

Introduction, Macro Definition and Call, Macro Expansion, Nested Macro alls, Advanced Macro Facilities, Design Of a Macro Pre-processor, design f a Macro Assembler, Functions of a Macro Processor, Basic Tasks of a Macro Processor, Design Issues of Macro Processors, Features, Macro Processor Design Options, Two-Pass Macro Processors, One-Pass Macro Processors

Unit-5:  Linkers and Loaders

Introduction, Relocation of Linking Concept, Design of a Linker, Self-Relocating Programs, Linking in MSDOS, Linking of Overlay Structured Programs, Dynamic Linking, Loaders, Different Loading Schemes, Sequential and Direct Loaders, Compile-and-Go Loaders, General Loader Schemes, Absolute Loaders, Relocating Loaders, Practical Relocating Loaders, Linking Loaders, Relocating Linking Loaders, Linkers v/s Loaders

Unit-6:  Scanning and Parsing

Programming Language Grammars, Classification of Grammar, Ambiguity in Grammatic Specification, Scanning, Parsing, Top Down Parsing, Bottom up Parsing, Language Processor Development Tools, LEX, YACC

Unit-7:  Compilers

Causes of Large Semantic Gap, Binding and Binding Times, Data Structure used in Compiling, Scope Rules, Memory Allocation, Compilation of Expression, Compilation of Control Structure, Code Optimization

Unit-8:  Interpreters & Debuggers

Benefits of Interpretation, Overview of Interpretation, The Java Language Environment, Java Virtual Machine, Types of Errors, Debugging Procedures, Classification of Debuggers, Dynamic/Interactive Debugger

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 System Programming D M Dhamdhere McGraw Hill Publication
2 System Programming Srimanta Pal OXFORD Publication
3 System Programming and Compi ler Construction R.K. Maurya & A. Godbole
4 System Software – An Introduction to Systems Programming Leland L. Beck Pearson Education Asia, 2000
5 System Software Santanu Chattopadhyay Prentice - Hall India,2007

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