|n.||1.||(Computers) an artificial computer language with mnemonic codes representing the basic machine-language instructions of a computer, which can be interpreted by an assembler to produce a computer program in machine language. Also informally referred to as |
|Noun||1.||assembly language - a low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language|
|1.||(language, robotics)||Assembly Language - (AL) A language for industrial robots
developed at Stanford University in the 1970s.|
["The AL Language for an Intelligent Robot", T. Binford in Langages et Methods de Programation des Robots Industriels, pp. 73-88, IRIA Press 1979].
["AL User's Manual", M.S. Mujtaba et al, Stanford AI Lab, Memo AIM-323 (Jan 1979)].
|2.||(language)||assembly language - (Or "assembly code") A symbolic representation of
the machine language of a specific processor. Assembly
language is converted to machine code by an assembler.
Usually, each line of assembly code produces one machine
instruction, though the use of macros is common.|
Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone but is the only way to squeeze every last bit of performance out of the hardware.
Filename extension: .s (Unix), .asm (CP/M and others).
See also second generation language.