assembly code meaning
<language> (Or "assembly code") A symbolic representation of the machine language of a specific processor. Assembly language is converted to machine code by an assembler. Usually, each line of assembly code produces one machine instruction, though the use of macros is common.
Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone but is the only way to squeeze every last bit of performance out of the hardware.
Filename extension: .s (Unix), .asm (CP/M and others).
See also second generation language.
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- creates a listing file containing assembly code
- source code from which the assembly code derives
- indicates the intermediate language assembly code
- assembly code generated by the compiler for your program
- it has all the flexibility of assembly code