Cm7b5 - Creating a Compiler for X86 From Scratch

This is a tutorial for creating a compiler for a simple subset of the C language on x86 architecture. The source code and examples are on

The code samples go through progressive steps:

  • String tokenizer
  • RPN calculator
  • LL1 expression calculator
  • LR expression calculator
  • x86 assembly code generation

Step 1: Clone the Source Code and Review the Wiki

Get the sources

git clone

Checkout the wiki

git clone



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    Reply 2 years ago

    I'll try to add specific pages for each tutorial step on github if I have time.