Is the knowledge on how Compilers work applicable to the role of a Data Engineer?

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    Compilers is a good course to take if you want more background knowledge. It helps to understand parser generators if you want to know what these files do, for example.

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    There's a SQL parser/linter called SQLFluff that my team uses for our CI/CD. I've made a few pull requests to fix the parser for the particular SQL dialect we used, and my college compiler classes definitely helped.

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