January 12, 2009
Xiangyu Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LWSN B151, Class time: Tu/Th 3:00-4:15pm
Friday 11:30am-1:30pm (LWSN 3154K), or
M: 9:30 am - 11:20 am, 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm
W: 11:30 am - 1:20 pm, LWSN B148
Midterm Exam 1:
Feb. 12 (in class).
Midterm Exam 2:
Mar. 12 (in class).
Class mailing list:
Get on any CS machines.
Run command "mailer add NAME to
, where "NAME" is your preferred email address
for you to receive email from TA and instructor.
Make sure you are not
adding yourself to the other mailing lists called "cs352" or "352".
The "352-Spring09" mailing list is used by the TA and instructor to
send time-critical messages to the students. The students should not send
email to "352-Spring09". Send email to the TA
and/or the instructor directly, instead, if need help. Use
the newsgroup (see below) for general discussions
We have two TAs with separate responsibilities:
TA for projects and PSO:
Bin Li (email@example.com)
HAAS G064, phone:
Outside office hour, please send email to make appointment
TA for grading homeworks and exams:
Bin Xin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday/Thursady: 10:00 - 11:00 am;
LWSN 3133 Meeting Room
Outside office hours, please send email to make an appointment.
Projects and Homeworks
There will be three projects building
different components in a Mini Java compiler.
- A manually written lexical analyzer.
- MiniJava parsing using JavaCC.
- Type checking MiniJava.
Computer platforms for course projects: The computers in Lab
B148, which can be remote logged in to using machine names PODx-y,
where 1 <= x <= 5 and 1 <= y <=5.
Expect 5 or 6 written homework assignments.
Problems regarding grading of assignments and the midterm exams must be
resolved within one week
after the graded work has been
to you. It is your responsibility to pick up the graded work on time.
The grades will not be modified after the one week period.
Normally, the TAs make the final decisions on assigning the grade
for each assignment and each exam question. Therefore, any issues with
grading should normally be resolved with the TAs. However, if a student
believes the TA's solution is wrong for a certain problem, then he or
she can ask me for clarification.
Late Work Policy:
Each student is given two "late days" through
the entire semester for possible late turn in
of a project. Each use will be either one day or both of the two days. The TA will keep a record
on the grade book on how many "late days" a student has used.
No other late turn-in of projects will be accepted.
Exceptions will be given only in the most extreme
circumstances. Any travel,
including interview trips, load from work or other classes, or simply
not being able to get your program to run will not
be grounds for extensions or
exceptions. The two late days are allotted for your convenience in such
Late work for written homeworks is not accepted.
Makeup Exam Policy
A make-up exam is given only in the most extreme
and requires certification for such circumstances: e.g. medical
statement certifying that the student is unable
to attend the
scheduled exam. Any travel (including interview trips), load from work
or from other classes, failed alarm clocks, or simply not being able to
make it to the exam will not
be grounds for a make-up. If you
have any recurring medical problems that may unexpectedly prevent you
from making it to class or exams, please obtain a doctor's statement
certifying your circumstances.
Weights of Course work Components:
I reserve the right to adjust this weighting at any time.
- Written homework (15%)
- Midterm 1 (15%) Feb.
- Midterm 2 (15%) Mar.
- Final exam (25%)
- Projects (30%)
- Project 1 (5%)
- Project 2 (10%)
- Project 3 (15%)
Advise on Reading Textbook
Students are advised to read the parts of the textbook
in the scope listed in the schedule.
Follow the publication of the lecture notes (which are
posted a few days before the class) to see what in
the textbook to read in advance. Then read again
after the class to think further.
For discussions of compiler concepts and the programming
environment for the course projects, use the newsgroup "news://purdue.class.cs352/"
avoid explicitly sharing project information
- your newsgroup server is: news.purdue.edu
- your newsgroup is: cs352
- use a secure connection (SSL)
- use port 563
- use your itap login to gain access