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You can’t beat a good compiler… right? »
A rare example of assembly-level optimization. In this case, he writes pure C code, but reads the assembly to tweak the code until the optimizer generates far better code.
assembly  C  programming  optimization  via:HackerNews  LouisBrandy 
july 2010 by mcherm > Graphics Programming Black Book by Michael Abrash
A book on optimization (down to assembly, particularly focused on graphics) that's available as a free PDF. It's old (486 code) but quite well written. See, for instance, the chapter on linked lists.
assembly  programming  optimization  books  graphics  gameprogramming 
february 2008 by mcherm
Excel2007Bug.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Detailed exegesis of the much ballyhooed bug in Excel 2007 complete with reverse engineering of the hand-coded assembly used to implement it.
programming  bug  Microsoft  assembly 
november 2007 by mcherm
Jones Forth
A truly minimal version of FORTH written in assembly. An example of literate programming, the massive comments contain a few bits of code among them, and they manage to explain exactly what is going on. An excellent introduction to assembly OR to Forth.
languages  programming  assembly  compiler  tutorial  forth  literate_programming 
october 2007 by mcherm
MISC: Single Instruction Machine Language
An assembly language with just a single instruction. Cute.
personal_net  programming  assembly 
july 2005 by mcherm

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