Question Paper: System Software : Question Paper Jun 2012 - Computer Science Engg. (Semester 5) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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System Software - Jun 2012

Computer Science Engg. (Semester 5)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1 (a) Explain the instruction formats and addressing modes of SIC/XE machine.(10 marks) 1 (b) Write a program in both SIC and SIC/XE to copy a character string 'system software' to another string.(10 marks) 2 (a) Explain the five fundamental functions of an SIC assembler.(5 marks) 2 (b) Explain the data structures used in assembler algorithms.(5 marks) 2 (c) Generate the object code for the each statement and write the object programs for the following SIC/XE program.
(Given that: LDX=04, LDA=00, LDB=68, ADD=18, TIX=2C, JLT=38, STA=OC, RESUB=4C).

SUM START 0
FIRST LDX #0
LDA #0
+LDB # TABLE 2
BASE TABLE 2
LOOP ADD TABLE, X
ADD TABLE2, X
TIX COUNT
JLT LOOP
+STA TOTAL
RSUB
COUNT RESW 1
TABLE RESW 2000
TABLE2 RESW 2000
TOTAL RESW 1
END FIRST
(10 marks) 3 (a) List the machine independent feature of assembler. Explain any two.(10 marks) 3 (b) Explain the feature of load-and-go assembler(5 marks) 3 (c) Compare MASM assembler with SIC assembler.(5 marks) 4 (a) Write the code for boot strap loader. Explain briefly.(5 marks) 4 (b) Explain the data structures used in linking loaders.(5 marks) 4 (c) State and explain the various loader design options.(10 marks) 5 (a) Explain the four task involved in user-computer-dialogue of an editing system.(4 marks) 5 (b) Expalin the editor structure, with diagram.(8 marks) 5 (c) Explain the debugging functions and capabilities of interactive debugging system.(8 marks) 6 (a) Explain the data structures involved in macroprocessor algorithms.(6 marks) 6 (b) Write an algorithm for one-pass macroprocessor.(8 marks) 6 (c) Explain the features of general purpose macroprocessors.(6 marks) 7 (a) Explain the three basic sections of a LEX program.(6 marks) 7 (b) Write a LEX program to count number of words, characters and lines in a given file.(6 marks) 7 (c) Explain the following regular expressions, with example:
(i) [] (ii) {} (iii) / (iv) ()
(8 marks)
8 (a) Define YACC tools. What are tow types of conflicts in YACC? Give examples.(10 marks) 8 (b) Write a YACC program to validate a simple arithmetic expression involving operators +, -, *, /.(10 marks)

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