chapter  5
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Assembly language programming Advantages of assembly language

This chapter aims to provide readers with an overview of assembly language programming techniques, and explores the architecture and instruction set of the x86 microprocessor family used in the PC and compatible equipment. Rather than providing a complete guide to assembly language programming (which, in any event, would require a complete book in its own right!), the aim has been that of providing readers with sufficient information to decide whether assembly language is appropriate for a particular application, to outline the advantages and disadvantages of assembly language programming, and to introduce techniques used for the development of assembly language programs.