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Shri Labhubhai Trivedi Institute of Engineering & Technology

Subject: COMPILER DESIGN (170701)

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1) Explain different phases of compiler.

2) What is regular expression, give all the algebraic properties of regular expression.
3) Explain the analysis synthesis model of compilation. List the factors that affect the design of
compiler. Also List major functions done by compiler.
4) Find the Regular Expression corresponding to given statement, subset of {0,1}*
A. The Language of all strings containing at least one 0 and at least one
B. The Language of all strings containing 0s and 1s both are even.
C. The Language of all strings containing at most one pair of consecutive 1s.
5) The Language of all strings that do not end with 01.
6) Construct a DFA for a given regular expression (010+00)*(10)*.
7) Write a regular definition for the language of all strings of 0s and 1s with an even number of
0s and odd number of 1s.
8) Draw the DFA for the regular expression (a|b)*abb using set construction method only.
9) Draw the state transition diagram for the unsigned numbers.
10) What is a pass in a compiler? What is the effect of reducing the number of passes?
11) Convert the following regular expression into deterministic finite automata. (a+b)* abb
12) Write the two methods used in lexical analyser for buffering the input. Which technique is
used for speeding up the lexical analyser?
13) Find errors and identify the phase of compiler detecting them for Following C program
segment. Justify your answers.
int fi (int);
char a [10], * cptr;
int k = 1 ; int j = 2;
Float f;
cptr = a;
if (k);
fi (k);
fi ( j )
*(cptr + 1) = 0;
++ a;
n + *k;
14) Explain lexical analysis phase of a compiler and, for a statement given below, write output of
all phases (except of an optimization phase) of a complier. Assume a, b and c of type float a =
a + b * c * 2;
15) Construct a DFA without constructing NFA for following regular expression. Find minimized
DFA. a*b*a(a | b)*b*a#
16) Construct a NFA for following regular expression using Thompsons notation and then convert
it into DFA. aa*(b | c) a*c#
Shri Labhubhai Trivedi Institute of Engineering & Technology
Subject: COMPILER DESIGN (170701)

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17) Construct a DFA for a given regular expression (010+00)*(10)*.

18) Write short note on context free grammar (CFG) explain it using suitable example.
19) Where do we use operator precedence parsing technique? Give the general precedence table
for operating precedence parsing, considering all the generalized rules.
20) What is left recursion? Eliminate the left recursion from the following grammar. And also
design the FIRST SET and FOLLOW SET for the following grammar.
E -> E + T | T
T ->T * F | F
F -> (E) | id
21) Translate the expression (a*b) +(c*d) + (a*b*c) into
1. Quadruples
2. Triples
3. Indirect triples
22) Explain how type checking & error reporting is performed in compiler. Draw syntax tree and
DAG for the statement a = (a * b + c) ^ (b + c) * b + c. Write three address codes from both.
23) Explain peephole optimization.
24) Differentiate SLR, Canonical LR and LALR. Also justify the statement A class of grammar that
can be parsed using LR methods is a proper subset of the class of grammars that can be parsed
with predictive parser.
25) What is an activation record? Explain how they are used to access local and global variables.
26) Explain Semantic Analysis and Syntax Analysis phases of compiler with suitable example. Also
explain the reporting errors by these two phases.
27) Write a short note on Symbol Table Management.
28) Construct DFA for following Regular expression. Use firstpos, lastpos and followpos functions
to construct DFA. ( a * | b * ) *
29) Explain various dynamic storage allocation techniques.
30) Explain any three code optimization techniques with example.
31) Explain various issues in design of code generator.
32) Explain LALR parser in detail. Support your answer with example.
33) Give the translation scheme that converts infix to postfix expression for the following
grammar and also generate the annotated parse tree for input string 7+3+2.
E -> E+T
E ->T
T -> 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
34) Construct LL(1) parsing table for the following Grammar:
S -> (L) | a
L -> L, S | S
35) Check whether the following grammar is CLR or not.
S ->Aa | bAc | Bc | bBa
A ->d
B ->d
36) Construct SLR Parsing Table for the following grammar.
S-> 0S0 | 1S1 | 10
37) Explain Operator Precedence Parsing method with example.
Shri Labhubhai Trivedi Institute of Engineering & Technology
Subject: COMPILER DESIGN (170701)

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38) Show syntax directed definition for simple desk calculator. Also show annotated parse tree
for 3*5+4n, where n indicates newline.
39) Explain the following:
1) The Handle
2) Left Factoring
3) Directed Acyclic Graph
4) Conflicts in LR Parsing
5) Parser Generator
6) Dependency Graph
7) Locality of reference
40) Discuss various code optimization techniques.
41) What is intermediate code? What is its importance? Discuss various representations of three
address code.
42) How top down and bottom up parser will parse the string bbd using grammar A -> bA | d.
Show all steps clearly.
43) Discuss synthesized and inherited attributes using a suitable grammar.
44) Construct the collection of sets of LR (0) items for the following grammar.
S-> Aa | bAc | dc | bda
45) Develop a predictive parser for the following grammar.
46) What do you understand by a handle? Explain the stack implementation of shift reduce parser
with the help of example.
47) Explain various error recovery strategy of compilers
48) Explain with an appropriate example how to perform bottom up evaluation of an inherited
49) Describe algorithm for global common sub expression elimination.
50) Explain Buffer pairs and Sentinels.
51) Explain recursive-descent and predictive parsing.
52) What is the pass of a compiler? Explain how the single and multi-pass compilers work.
53) Write a note on static and dynamic memory allocation. What do you mean by dangling
54) Write a brief note on input buffering techniques.
55) Explain the roles of Linker and Loader.
56) List out phases of a compiles. Write a brief not on Lexical Analyser.
57) Define lexeme, token and pattern. Identify the lexemes that make up the tokens inthe
following program segment. Indicate corresponding token and pattern.
void swap (int a, int b)
int k;
k = a;
Shri Labhubhai Trivedi Institute of Engineering & Technology
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a = b;
b = k;
58) Convert the following NFA- into equivalent NFA. Here is a -transition.

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