[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?

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Wed Nov 5 07:39:22 CET 2014


On 04Nov2014 11:24, sohcahtoa82 at gmail.com <sohcahtoa82 at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:51:53 AM UTC-8, ast wrote:
>> <sohcahtoa82> 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. So you
>> have to fill a memory with 0 and 1
>> It's sometimes the work of electronic engineers, chip
>> designers.
>
>Well, yeah, that's pretty obvious, but I think that's a bit outside the scope of this discussion.  The OP didn't mention designing a chip.

Bah! He asked if there were lower levels than binary. Ergo: chip design! (And 
microcode, the intermediate layer. Or one of the layers, depending where you 
draw the line.) Should we stop before we reach the quantum foam of spacetime?

Cheers,
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>



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