[OFF-TOPIC] It is true that is impossible write in binary code, the lowest level of programming that you can write is in hex code?

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Tue Nov 4 20:46:40 CET 2014

On 2014-11-04, ast <nomail at invalid.com> wrote:
><sohcahtoa82 at gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de 
> news:e5c95792-f81f-42b4-9996-5545f560781d at googlegroups.com...
> On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:49:36 AM UTC-8, françai s wrote:
>>I can't think of any reason why someone would WANT
>>to program in binary/hex machine code.
> It happens if you design yourself a specialized microcoded
> machine, also known as a number cruncher and you dont
> want to developp assembly tools to program it.

It only takes a couple hours to write a half decent two-pass absolute
assembler in Python.  I've done it.  There are also generic assember
toolkits/frameworks available.  Doing real work in binary is insane.

I know people _think_ they're're only going to spend an hour writing
"just this one" program in binary, so it's not worth spending a few
hours developing tools.  IME, they're always wrong.

> So you have to fill a memory with 0 and 1
> It's sometimes the work of electronic engineers, chip designers. 

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