[Oberon] Re. Wirth compiler book text

CFB Software info at cfbsoftware.com
Tue Jun 6 14:15:16 CEST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> easlab at absamail.co.za
> Sent: Tuesday, 6 June 2006 1:54 PM
> To: oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch
> Subject: [Oberon] Re. Wirth compiler book text (was: 
> report-back onlinux-oberon)
> > If it is Wirth's book titled 'Compiler Construction', the PDF copy 
> > that you can download is NOT an 'analog' image, like a photograph.
> > 
> The size is 6'291'456.
> It has 69 pdf-pages & the last is blank and pdf-pg68 ends with:
>  "Exercises
>  16.1..."

I think we are talking about the same book but you have an inferior

The title of the book is 'Compiler Construction' by Niklaus Wirth. The
copy I bought from the bookshop was published in 1996. It has 176 pages.
Hoever, the last chapter is chapter 16 and on Page 137 it also has
"Exercises 16.1...". I suspect whoever duplicated yours must have
squashed every two pages onto one.

The good news is that there is a much better PDF copy available.

You need to download the official Nov 2005 PDF copy from the ETH
website. You'll be pleased to know this is only about 597Kb NOT the 6Mb
of the version that you have. The text CAN be extracted from this PDF
copy as it is NOT a set of images.


The direct link to the PDF file is:



Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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