Joined: 19th Jan 2007
RE: Assembly code [boring blog post]
If you know programming, then it would make assembly easier. It's a very basic language - you probably don't need much of a tutorial on it.
Basically, it's just "opcode operand" syntax most of the time, eg
You pretty much just need an overview on the processor architecture and the various opcodes.
Whilst this gives you a founding in the language, actually programming anything is a different matter. Then again, you rarely need to program anything significant in assembly these days.
If you come from a higher level language, think of it as a really dumbed down simple, but highly verbose, language.
If you prefer a bottom-up approach, just think of an opcode as selecting a logic circuit from the ALU, and operands as feeding in data (or references to data).
Note: I don't actually do assembly programming, so this is just what I'm guessing.
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