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Definitions of ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE
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(AL) A language for industrial robotsdeveloped at Stanford University in the 1970s.["The AL Language for an Intelligent Robot", T. Binford inLangages et Methods de Programation des Robots Industriels,pp. 73-88, IRIA Press 1979].["AL User's Manual", M.S. Mujtaba et al, Stanford AI Lab, MemoAIM-323 (Jan 1979)].
(Or "assembly code") A symbolic representation ofthe machine language of a specific processor. Assemblylanguage is converted to machine code by an assembler.Usually, each line of assembly code produces one machineinstruction, though the use of macros is common.Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone butis the only way to squeeze every last bit of performance outof the hardware.Filename extension: .s (Unix), .asm (CP/M and others).See also second generation language.
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