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Why Study Assembly language?

There is good news and bad news about studying assembly language programming. The bad news is that it takes too much effort to write applications in assembly language. No employer is going to pay you to write a large complex assembly language program.

Then why should your learn assembly language? I mean other than be able to graduate? That is the good news.

What you will encounter in the real-world is that there are a set of functions that are time-sensitive and will be written in assembly language. It is necessary that you learn how to mix assembly language and other languages.

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