Schools of Thought – Compilers

It occurs to me that there are roughly two schools of compiler and language design, typified by the books The Structure and Interpretation of Computer programs (aka SICP) by Ableson and Sussman, and Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools by Aho et al.

They’re also known as the Wizard Book and Dragon Book, respectively, named for their cover illustrations. The choices appear even more fitting in juxtaposition.