Assembly and Linkage

  • W. M. Waite
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 21)


Assembly is the final step in the translation to machine code. Instruction specifications are converted into the actual patterns recognized by the control unit of the computer, and these patterns are placed into a memory image. Some of the instruction specifications normally contain references to other items in the program; during assembly, these references are replaced by the addresses in the memory image of the referenced items.


Dictionary Entry Object File Statement Procedure Define Directive Object Code 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Waite
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  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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