Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 21:50 UTC, submitted by iseyler
General Development I asked for more of this, and I got it. "There has been much interest in assembly lately (whether the real 6502, or the fictional DCPU-16; I even created my own virtual 8-bit CPU called i808 in 2007), but none of this attention focuses on the architecture that is most popular in today's computers. If you are reading this on a desktop, laptop, or server then your computer is most likely using x86-64 (or x86). x86-64 is the 64-bit superset of the 32-bit x86 architecture and any modern CPU from AMD or Intel supports it. This document will focus on the most used parts of x86-64."
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RE[2]: Uh?
by Neolander on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Uh?"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

For regular apps and utilities, probably not. Nowadays, I'd say that Assembly snippets only makes sense for low-level code (like OS kernels and drivers), down and dirty security exploits, and software where one really wants to get the most performance out of hardware at all costs (like video codecs).

As an everyday programming language, it just makes it too hard for developers to organize themselves well.

Edited 2012-08-07 09:06 UTC

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RE[3]: Uh?
by Mrokii on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Uh?"
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2011-01-04

Doesn't sound like something I'd like to dive in. Though I'd find microprocessor programming intriguing, which I did shortly in some school.

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