The Use Of Assembler In A Computer

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What is the purpose of having an assembler? Is it necessary to have an assembler in every computer?

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The Use Of Assembler In A Computer

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Yes. An assembler is an important part of the computer or rather the CPU. The program entered by the user is in a normal coding language like C, C++, JAVA, PYTHON, etc. However, the computer doesn’t understand them. Therefore, where the assembler comes into the picture. An assembler translates the program code into machine understandable code which makes execution of the program easier. 

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The Use Of Assembler In A Computer

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An assembler is a computer program that obtains basic computer instructions and turns them into a pattern of bits that the processor can utilize to execute basic operations. It is often called assembly language. In the early days of computers, programmers literally write programs in machine code. To speed up programming, assembler languages or instruction sets were developed later.

Nowadays, assembler programming is only used when it requires very efficient control over processor operations. Majority of the programs like C, COBOL, Fortran, and PL/I have been written in higher-level languages. These programming languages are much easier to learn and much faster to write programs compared to assembler language. The program that processes the source code written in these programming languages is called a compiler.

Similar to an assembler, a compiler obtains higher-level language statements and converts them into machine code or machine language. No, it is not necessary to have an assembler in every computer. It is only useful for programmers because it is used in programming. Normal computer usage doesn’t require the use of assembler.

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