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A P P E N D I X Assemblers,

Summary: A P P E N D I X
and the SPIM
James R. Larus
Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin­Madison
Fear of serious injury cannot alone
justify suppression of free speech
and assembly.
Louis Brandeis
Whitney v. California, 1927
Encoding instructions as binary numbers is natural and efficient for comput-
ers. Humans, however, have a great deal of difficulty understanding and
manipulating these numbers. People read and write symbols (words) much
better than long sequences of digits. Chapter 3 showed that we need not
choose between numbers and words because computer instructions can be
represented in many ways. Humans can write and read symbols, and com-


Source: Aboulhamid, El Mostapha - Département d'Informatique et recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal
Brandes, Ulrik - Fachbereich Informatik und Informationswissenschaft, Universität Konstanz
Kim, Eun Jung "EJ" - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Klappenecker, Andreas - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Silvano, Cristina - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering