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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RE[2]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by DeepThought on Mon 9th Jul 2012 07:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Why 6502 vs x86?"
DeepThought
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2010-07-17

ARM assembly is much more complex than 6502.
Also, learning assembler on a Linux machine is pain.
How much code do you have to write to get a single pixel on the screen ?
Best is to have a small eval board with lots of LEDs with an Cortex-M3 on it and a debugger.
E.g. the Stellaris boards, which also often come with LCD.
Also the Raspberry Pi uses an ARM11, which is not widely used these days.

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RE[3]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by zima on Wed 11th Jul 2012 03:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Why 6502 vs x86?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

ARM11, which is not widely used these days

That's a joke, right?

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RE[4]: Why 6502 vs x86?
by DeepThought on Wed 11th Jul 2012 06:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Why 6502 vs x86?"
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2010-07-17

No, meant it seriously. ARM11 is quite outdated.
Of course it's my opinion based on what I see and hear in my jobs. Not statistically based.

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