A Conversation for Assembly Language

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Post 1

Andrew Merenbach

I, the resident typo-finder, have discovered a (gasp) typo:

Assembly is unportable

Absolutely true. Assembly written for an IBM compatible PC will not run on a Mac. Unfortunately the same is true of most languages with the code often require large rewrites before compiling into an executable program.

The word "require" should be "requiring," and there should also be a comma after the word "Unfortunately."

One more thing: the single dash ("-") near the beginning of the document, used to imply a double-dash ("--") can be replaced with an ampersand, followed by the number 8212, and then a semicolon ("&8212;"), which will make the article appear more finished.

Don't take anything personally... when I start roaming articles, NOTHING is safe! Nobody! Bwa ha ha!!!

Seriously, though, aside from those little suggestions, your article was very informative.


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Post 2

Andrew Merenbach

Oops! I made a mistake. The long dash character is made by typing and ampersand, followed by the pound sign, followed by the number 8212, followed by a semicolon ("—").


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Post 3

Alex Watson [Zaphodista]

Actually, I really don't think the character # makes a very good pound sign.


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Post 4

Martin Harper

oh heck - UK/USA differences again...

Alex - imagine he said "hash" instead of "pound". It's the right character - it's just the USA thing to call it... smiley - winkeye


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Post 5

Alex Watson [Zaphodista]

Americans call hashes pound signs?
*runs away*

But anyway, he was nitpicking! He deserved it! Well, maybe not.


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Post 6

Martin Harper

yeah - those wacky americans, eh? smiley - winkeye


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Post 7

Alex Watson [Zaphodista]

This would explain why they have a hash above the 3, wouldn't it? I think I'll start a Call The Tilde A Dollar Sign campaign.


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Post 8

TikiGod

The pound sign thing actually has nothing to do with the UK pound. I forget the exact origin, however, do remember the shock upon finding that the Americans hadn't screwed up that badly.


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Post 9

Calculator Nerd 256

wuts rong with taipoaz?


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Post 10

Calculator Nerd 256

wuts rong with taipoaz?
Yes, I'm an American!


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