The CakeML Compiler Explorer Visualizing how a verified compiler transforms expressions

Examensarbete för kandidatexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för kandidatexamen
Bachelor Thesis
Title: The CakeML Compiler Explorer Visualizing how a verified compiler transforms expressions
Authors: Hjort, Rikard
Holmgren, Jakob
Persson, Christian
Abstract: This report documents the development of a compiler explorer that provides insight to the inner workings of the CakeML compiler. The compiler explorer can interactively present information about an expression’s origin and descent at different stages of compilation. The compiler explorer consists of a web application presenting the expression information and the CakeML compiler with our additions that enable the tracking of expressions. The CakeML compiler is developed in the HOL4 system; the web application user interface in React and the web server in PHP. Getting insight into the inner workings of a compiler is difficult. Several tools exist for other compilers that either explain how a section of the source code relates to the compiled machine code or provide snapshots of different compiler phases. While these features are useful by themselves, combining them would give better insight into the compiler’s transformations. The compiler explorer provides such a combination. The gained insight provided by the compiler explorer can both help developers of the CakeML compiler find new optimizations and improve education about the compiler.
Keywords: Data- och informationsvetenskap;Computer and Information Science
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (Chalmers)
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/251308
Collection:Examensarbeten för kandidatexamen // Bachelor Theses



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