There is close
zero chance I'll ever use this stuff,
unless I retire
to teaching in which case I'll make people write
That seems a tad archaic. MIPS might be a better
choice; it's 32-bit
with 32 registers, and there are excellent simulators for
At my university there's a grad class that's ostensibly on reverse
engineering,but you can't really disassemble anything if you don't
learn assembler, so you learn it. The downside, I guess, is that
I've read a decent amount of x86 assembler, but written very little.
I don't think it's a bad way to learn, but of course, Larry was
talking about teaching a nice instruction set, and you
kind of lose that. But you get Windows DLL function calling
back as a booby prize.