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This is our classic, all-time best-selling, assembler language book for IBM mainframes running the DOS/VSE operating system. We only published two editions of this book: the first edition in 1974 and this edition in 1986. In fact, the first edition was the first book we ever published.
By the 1990s, very few programmers needed to know assembler language so it no longer made sense to update this book. But if you want to know what’s going on at the machine level when your COBOL programs get compiled on a VSE system, this is still an interesting book.
On an IBM mainframe, all programming code eventually gets reduced to assembler language. So knowing some assembler language gives you a better understanding of what’s going on.
That’s why the first 8 chapters in this book teach you enough about assembler language to give you that understanding. After the first 8 chapters, if you want to know more, you can go on to any of the remaining chapters. They cover advanced subjects like table handling, bit manipulation, translation, macros, floating-point arithmetic, and disk access methods.
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