TITLE: A Few Thoughts on My Compilers Course AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: September 25, 2017 3:01 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I've been meaning to blog about my compilers course for more than a month, but life -- including my compilers course -- have kept me busy. Here are three quick notes to prime the pump. In her post, Kuper said that her first compiler course was "a lot of hard work" but "the most fun I'd ever had writing code". I always tell my students that this course will be just like that for them. They are more likely to believe the first claim than the second. Diving in, I'm remembering those feelings firsthand. I think my students will be glad that I dove in. I'm reliving some of the challenges of doing everything that I ask them to do. This is already generating a new source of empathy for my students, which will probably be good for them come grading time. -----