When binary files (i.e. executables) are saved they usually have a format (e.g. ELF or .out) where we have a header containing pointers to where data or code is stored inside the file. But why don't ...
I've been a developer since 2009 and I've learnt a lot of languages since, but I've always wanted to understand and be able to code in the lowest level language so I can directly (or at least very ...
This probably been asked for but I can't google "How to make a compiler in C++" because I will just get "How to compile C++" as the results. Anyway, for my question, I'd like to make a simple ...
I'm currently studying engineering in Telecommunications and Electronics and we have migrated from assembler to C in microprocessor programming. I have doubts that this is a good idea. What are some ...
I have an upcoming technical interview with a former employer that will focus on PL/I, DB2, and ISPF. The job will be with systems that I architected and wrote myself 20 years ago. The few years of ...
In Knuth's Fascicle 1 on MMIX, the "Memory and Registers" section on page 4 states: "thus if x is any octabyte, M[x] is a byte of memory." and "thus if x is any byte, $x is an octabyte." How can x ...
I am planning on creating a compiler that will generate assembly, that is as far as I really want to go with this project (don't want to create the object files myself or any of the machine code). ...