CoCoDo is not a workshop, it is a coding dojo. Instead of preparing a paper and giving a short presentation, participants will enjoy the entire day of programming. The topic of CoCoDo is compiler construction: the oldest branch of computer science, which has been accumulating useful techniques since 1950s. Compiler construction comprises, but is not limited to, lexical analysis, syntactic analysis, preprocessing, context handling, code generation, code optimisation, virtual machines, interpreters, smell detection, clone management, portability, migration, refactoring, domain-specific language design, linking and loading, assembling and disassembling, generics and reflection, numerous paradigms and so much more.
In this proposal we suggest a one-day co-located event for <P>, which will be mostly about participants programming solutions to small puzzle-like compiler construction problems. We will invite high profile speakers to introduce participants to chosen topics, get them into the flow and keep them there by guiding their advances, and let everyone enjoy very complex techniques in a relatively painless and utterly enjoyable manner.
CoCoDo was successfully ran at <P>’17 with top compiler experts like Elizabeth Scott, Adrian Johnstone, Robby Findler, Ralf Lämmel, Anya Helene Bagge and others.