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When I wrote my first assembler program 25+years ago, I was so proud of being able to speak the computer's "native" language ! Like you could interact directly with its perception of things without the filters of the high level languages.
When I wrote my first assembler program 25+years ago, I was so proud of being able to speak the computer's "native" language
Yeah I always remember Bill Gates quote about when they were controlling a PDP-8 or PDP-11 from his school. Then they were in high school and working with a large corporation and writing code for them. He said something like, "It was amazing that we were high school students and we were able to control this machine that was worth millions $$$ that very few adults could even understand and control." It's very true.
Strangely, x86/x64 is one of the few processors that I've used that I haven't written assembly for..
That is interesting. I guess it makes sense too because x86/x64 are used in PCs and there are a whole host of other tools to use to develop on those platforms. Meanwhile those other ones you mention probably don't have as many dev tools. Interesting.
Takes me back. In the '80s, if you wanted something fast, you did it in assembly language. MASM in those days. I wrote *a lot* of it. I knew this one company who wrote an entire accounting system in it, which was pretty impressive - very fast and utterly obsolete as soon as Windows 3.1 died. I love assembly language: there's a purity to it which you don't find anywhere else.
I have done a small(ish) ammount of 80X86 assembly when I was at Uni to get a graphics system working always wanted to go down the rabbit hole could never find the time or the book, I have ordered it just need some time now. When you are unemployed and have the time I never have the money for these things. Need to save more (or buy stuff to keep occupied while you can!!)
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I'm usually a single lense person, I really don't need anything to see up close (in fact I need to take them off, yeah, I'm getting old). The problem I have with single lenses is that I have to take them off to read anything up close. and I left them somewhere... never to be seen again I suspect. So, new prescription, and I bought progressive lenses. They work fine in the car and when reading a book but sheer crap writing code. The eye doc said it would take about two weeks to get used to them, but I'm not so sure. I have the computer version coming soon.
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