A good introduction to the theory - but where is the practice? - of modern compilers; however the title might be misinterpreted, because, I repeat, this is a theoretical book.
The Dragon book for example is so different than this, it was written with code-oriented idea in mind, this book is the opposite instead; but if you're looking for a introduction text into compiler optimization this book is for you!
In this kind of book I would like to see lines of code everywhere ... please!
Note: New edition available: 2011...Continua