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TmX



Joined: 02 Mar 2006
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TmX
I heard that lots of asm first-timers find learning assembly quite tedious,
since the first architecture they encounter is Intel x86.
So, instead of Intel, they should try something easier : RISC (like MIPS).

Well, I learn MIPS in my computer architecture class too.
Is this really worthy ?
Post 24 Aug 2006, 04:21
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zhak



Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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Location: Belarus
zhak
I cannot say anything about if RISC is really easier or not. I knew x86 asm when I met RISC for the first time. So, learning another type of assembler was close to memorizing its commands, nothing more.
Post 24 Aug 2006, 08:58
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vid
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vid
hmmm, don't forget to post any interesting links about MIPS, if you find any
Post 24 Aug 2006, 10:45
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Borsuc



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
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Borsuc
Just because MIPS have other commands than x86 doesn't mean you have to think differently.

Most books in asm generally use 1 or 2 chapters explaining the instruction set as a reference. The others are simply trying to teach you the basic low-level thinking and other of these tricks. In general it's about teaching programming and thinking perspective, or something like that. The rest is up to testing Smile
Post 28 Aug 2006, 13:07
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mrpink



Joined: 03 Jun 2005
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mrpink
Well I'*ve also had to deal with MIPS in my computer architecture course.
Here's a link where you can find some usefull resources: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~larus/spim.html
Post 09 Sep 2006, 14:13
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