Assembly language programming in unix environment

freeburn hossain at
Sun Sep 20 17:21:26 BST 2009

i don't think there is a better way to understand the microprocessor
without assembly language. yes it's too processor specific, but still
without understanding assembly, microprocessor will not be fully
understood. next semester i will have an OS course. As far as i know
it's very important to understand the processor if the kernel has to be
understood. whatever i still think in small low level device related
application will be more efficient if they are wrote in assembly. in low
level applications only other choice i have is "c"(java/python is
useless here), so why not a little assembly if it executes 50% faster
than the fastest high level language "c"?

On Sun, 2009-09-20 at 12:25 -0400, Jay Daniels wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-20 at 12:49 +0530, freeburn wrote:
> > i've been using netbeans for c/c++/java/python/php. I've just completed
> > a course on microprocessor and assembly language. in my university we
> > were taught using assembly with c/c++ in MS visual C++. we were
> > basically taught various DOS application using assembly/c/c++. 
> assembly a waste of time unless you want to disassemble and hack
> proprietary windows software.
> stick with java and netbeans - or python (yuck).
> jay

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