IBM Basic Assembly Language

IBM Basic Assembly Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. BAL is a low-level language used on IBM mainframes from the earliest 360 series, through systems 370, 390 and z/Series, as well as the Univac 90/60, 90/70 and 90/80 mainframes made by Sperry Corporation. The earliest version was provided with the System/360 in 1964; the latest version is known as the IBM High Level Assembler. Programmers utilizing this family of assemblers refer to them as ALC, for Assembly Language Coding, or simply "assembler." Properly speaking, "Basic Assembly Language" was the name of the extremely restricted dialect designed to be assembled on early System/360 machines with only 8KiB of main memory, and only a card reader, a card punch, and a printer for input/output: thus the word "Basic." However, the full name and the initialism "BAL" somehow almost immediately attached themselves in popular use to all assembly-language dialects on the System/360 and its descendants.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135975722
  • 9786135975727