Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
General Development "In this tiny ebook I'm going to show you how to get started writing 6502 assembly language. [...] I think it's valuable to have an understanding of assembly language. Assembly language is the lowest level of abstraction in computers - the point at which the code is still readable. Assembly language translates directly to the bytes that are executed by your computer's processor. If you understand how it works, you've basically become a computer magician." More of this, please.
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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Mon 9th Jul 2012 05:54 UTC
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6502 was fun in its day. So was 68000. But as someone else already pointed out, compilers are damn good these days. Plenty of people get along just fine without any asm knowledge. Also, I would hope people understand how a computer works if they're going to program. I don't know any great (at least imo) programmers who don't.

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