Assembly language as object code

  title={Assembly language as object code},
  author={Douglas W. Jones},
  journal={Software: Practice and Experience},
  • Douglas W. Jones
  • Published 1 August 1983
  • Linguistics, Computer Science
  • Software: Practice and Experience
The set of meanings that may be encoded in most object languages is a subset of the meanings that may be encoded in most assembly languages. Careful exploitation of this fact in the design of the SMAL assembly and object language allows the SMAL assembler itself to be used as a linkage editor, thus eliminating the need for an expensive and often misunderstood system program. The SMAL assembler is no more complex than many assemblers in common use today, nor are the relevant aspects of the SMAL… 
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