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machine language

A set of instructions written in symbols and graphic representations in a logical language understood by computers; it is flexible but error-prone, requiring advanced skill to write computer progams in it.
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Machine language coding is the lowest level we can code in (and even that is an abstraction).
The redeeming feature of the generator is the closeness of its modulus to a power of 2, providing nice, but tricky, machine language implementations.
With the excuse of budget constraints, all ballasts were dropped, and a clear, coherent research project emerged: to build parallel computers, whose machine language was based on Horn-clause predicate logic and to interface them to database machines, whose data-description and query language was based on Horn-clause logic.
My experience had consisted of writing one Monte Carlo simulation where the machine language was HEX.
It is the simple fact that if one (horror of horrors) considers the machine language in which any program, however created, must be finally expressed, it is generally not possible to write GOTOless software at all.
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