What is assembly language?
Assembly Language, in
computer science, a type of
programming language in which each statement corresponds
directly to a single machine instruction. Assembly languages are specific to a given processor.
After writing an assembly language
programmer must use the assembler specific
to the microprocessor to translate the assembly language into machine
code. Assembly language provides precise control of the
computer, but assembly
programs written for one type of computer must be rewritten to operate on another type.
Assembly language might be used instead of a high-level
language for any of three major reasons: speed, control, and preference. Programs written
in assembly language usually run faster than those generated by a
compiler. The use of
assembly language lets a
programmer interact directly with the hardware
and input/output ports).
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