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    Default It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    It is written in the introduction C - A programming language
    Ansi standard written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie:

    For most programmers, the most important change is a
    new syntax for declaring and defining functions.

    For most programmers, it is foolish currently develop in
    machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    There are different opinions on this?

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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    Sometimes, when you have to program really close to the bare metal, you need fragments of assembly code; there is no need to know the actual values of the opcodes of the machine code instructions and I prefer to keep those fragments of assembly code isolated and as small as possible; most people don't even have to go there ...

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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    Reminds me of the days of typing in bootstrap loaders by hand, to load the real loader
    from paper tape, so the OS could be loaded (also from paper tape).

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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    One shop I worked in only did compiles overnight. Mountable disks were set for production during the day. Back in the days of punched cards. So if you wanted to make changes for testing during the day you multipunched your "machine code" operands into the object deck to get some more testing done.
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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    If I understand correctly, not yet answered the following questions:

    For most programmers, it is foolish currently develop in
    machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    There are different opinions on this?

    If I got it wrong, please correct me.

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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    I don't know what most programmers do. A language is a tool and you use the tool required to get the job done efficiently.
    Would it be wise to write a compiler in assembly language. Probably not. Similarly there are occasions when assembly or machine
    code are required. And like most tools, some are more general purpose or used more often than others.

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    Default Re: It is foolish currently develop in machine code, hexadecimal and assembly?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim829 View Post
    And like most tools, some are more general purpose or used more often than others.
    And if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail.

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