When is a good time to learn Assembly language? Is it after adapting to *nix and shell scripting, learning to program in C, or is there not really an order to picking up the language of Assembly?
Please let me know. This is important. I will pick it up sooner or later.
While you're young.
It has little to do with *nix and shell scripting and I learned assembly without ever becoming proficient in C. Just play with some other language first - even if it's basic or pascal.
Yeah. I was thinking it has little to do with *nix. As I read more about it, It became apparent that getting used to Linux is a must if I want to write drivers for *nix with assembly. First, I need to become proficient with the O/S first. Then I'll be off to learning C afterward, and not C before Assembly.
How does that sound? :-\
I'd say the most important part of learning assembly is acquiring an intimate knowledge of hardware interplay.
It's rather beautiful, how all pieces of the hardware interact.
I never found prior high level knowledge helpful when learning assembly, it's another beast entirely.
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