Before we left on our trip, I ordered a book to read up on compiler design, the one I chose was Principles of Compiler Design by Alfred V. Aho and Jeffrey D. Ullman.
The book is from 1979, but having no experience in the field of compiler design, I figured it was as good a place to learn the basics as any, and it only cost $10 with shipping, so even if I don't get a lot from it, it's not a big loss.
As you'll know from my last entry, i'm planning on attempting to write a BASIC compiler for the PIC16F84, which will no doubt be a time consuming project. There's a compiler design course that I have to take eventually for my CSCI degree anyway, so it can't hurt to have at least some experience behind me anyway.
So far the introductory material is presented in a nice way, but of course it's just an overview of everything to come. I'll of course be keeping my successes and failures here in my trusty journal. Until next time.