newbie building a scratch-built computer
david at cantrell.org.uk
Thu Aug 2 04:48:52 CDT 2007
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 12:57:53AM +0100, Ensor wrote:
> > >....I would very much like to learn machine code. I figure that
> > >when I start college interviews in a year going toward something
> >>in the technology field....
> > That sort of thing tends to not have very much use in today's job
> > market, unfortunately.
> As an assembly language programmer of some 29 years experience (not to
> mention some 31 years experience of electronics....I started young) I agree
> with that in spades!
When *I'm* interviewing prospective employees, I very much like to hear
that they know their way around an assembler, even though most of our
work is done in perl. If you've done assembler, you know programming from
the *computer's* point of view, and I'm absolutely convinced that that
gives you a significant advantage when it comes to debuggering,
especially debuggering interactions with other systems, and a better
understanding of the resources the computer makes available to your
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