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Write Great Code, Volume 2 by Randall Hyde

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Chapter 3. 80x86 Assembly for the HLL Programmer

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Throughout this book, you’ll examine high-level language code and compare it to the machine code that a compiler generates for the high-level code. Making sense of a compiler’s output requires some knowledge of assembly language. Becoming an expert assembly programmer takes time and experience. Fortunately, such skill isn’t necessary for our purposes. All you really need is the ability to read code generated by compilers and other assembly language programmers; you don’t need to be able to write assembly language programs from scratch. This chapter

  • Describes the basic 80x86 machine architecture

  • Provides ...

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