The dragon book

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    The dragon book

    Compilers: Principles Techniques and Tools.

    Has anyone got / does anyone know of a legal electronic version, preferably one that isn't a .pdf version, a scan of the original book.

    Why? My copy is, well, very old (duh) and the font is sort of blotchy. It's a pain in the butt to read.
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    At the risk of sounding fishy here, I would say that if I owned the book I wouldn't have many qualms in getting myself a... not legal copy.

    However let it be said that a new Dragon Book is scheduled to be released this year with many changes to the original text and focused on modern compilers (as opossed to the 20 year old ones). So I guess that's good news
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    >> However let it be said that a new Dragon Book is scheduled to be released this year with many changes to the original text and focused on modern compilers (as opossed to the 20 year old ones). So I guess that's good news

    Brilliant! I'll keep an eye out for it.
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