Looking for a book that describes the path the code takes from high-level to compiler to memory etc.

Doesn't matter which programming language is used, just would really like a nice breakdown of the steps the computer takes to execute it in thorough detail.



closed as too broad by Raphael Jun 5 '15 at 15:40

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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand what you mean by the path "from high-level compiler to memory". Anything that is stored on a computer is stored either in memory, on disc or both. So when the compiler is producing code, that code is produced into memory: there's nowhere else it can be, until it's written to disc. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Jun 5 '15 at 15:18
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    $\begingroup$ This is too broad; any book about compilers is an answer. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jun 5 '15 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ maybe also books on logic design and computer architecture will help $\endgroup$ – Ran G. Jun 5 '15 at 20:49

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