Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming


Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming



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Charles Kann - Author


This book was written to introduce students to assembly language programming in MIPS. As with all assemblylanguage programming texts/ it covers basic operators and instructions/ subprogram calling/ loading andstoring memory/ program control/ and the conversion of the assembly language program into machine code. However this book was not written simply as a book on assembly language programming. The larger purposeof this text is to show how concepts in Higher Level Languages (HLL)/ such as Java or C/C++/ arerepresented in assembly. By showing how program constructs from these HLL map into assembly/ theconcepts will be easier to understand and use when the programmer implements programs in languages likeJava or C/C++. Concepts such as references and variables/ registers/ binary and Boolean operations/ subprogram execution/ memory types (heap/ stack/ and static)/ and array processing are covered to clarify thedecisions made when implementing HLL. Program control is presented using a mapping from structuredprograms in pseudo code to help students understand structured programming/ and why it exists. Memoryaccess in assembly is presented to high light the difference between references (pointers) and values/ and howthese impact HLL. This book has numerous code examples/ and many problems at the end of each chapter/ and it is appropriate for a class in Assembly Language/ or as a extra resource for a class in Computer Organization.

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Computer Science - Programming Languages

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Computer Science - Programming Languages


Charles W. Kann III


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Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming