What is assembly language?

  • (noun): A low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language.

Assembly Language

An assembly language is a low-level programming language for a computer, microcontroller, or other programmable device, in which each statement corresponds to a single machine code instruction. Each assembly language is specific to a particular computer architecture, in contrast to most high-level programming languages, which are generally portable across multiple systems.

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Some articles on assembly language:

ARB (GPU Assembly Language)
... ARB assembly language is a low-level shading language, which can be characterized as an assembly language ...
Cross-compilers - Microsoft C Cross Compilers - 1987
... C programs had long been linked with modules written in assembly language ... Most C compilers (even current compilers) offer an assembly language pass (that can be tweaked for efficiency then linked to the rest of the program ... Compilers like Aztec-C converted everything to assembly language as a distinct pass and then assembled the code in a distinct pass, and were noted for their very ...
Translator (computing) - Types
... If the translator translates a high level language into another high level language, it's called a translator ... If the translator translates a high level language into a lower level language it is called a compiler ... Notice that every language can be either translated into a (Turing-complete) high level or assembly language ...
PDP-11 Architecture - MACRO-11 Assembly Language
... MACRO-11 is the assembly language for the PDP-11 ... Loader), an earlier version of the PDP-11 assembly language without macro facilities ...

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