by Daniel Pimentel — Fri 11 November 2005
An assembly (or assembler) language, often abbreviated asm, is a low-level programming language for a computer, or other programmable device, in which there is a very strong (generally one-to-one) correspondence between the language and the architecture's machine code instructions. Each assembly language is specific to a particular computer architecture. In contrast, most high-level programming languages are generally portable across multiple architectures but require interpreting or compiling. Assembly language may also be called symbolic machine code.
guile ,pp (compile '(+ 32 10) #:to 'assembly) (load-program ((:LCASE16 . 2)) ; Labels, unused in this case. 8 ; Length of the thunk that was compiled. (load-program ; Metadata thunk. () 17 #f ; No metadata thunk for the metadata thunk. (make-eol) (make-eol) (make-int8 2) ; Liveness extents, source info, and arities, (make-int8 8) ; in a format that Guile knows how to parse. (make-int8:0) (list 0 3) (list 0 1) (list 0 3) (return)) (assert-nargs-ee/locals 0) ; Prologue. (make-int8 32) ; Actual code starts here. (make-int8 10) (add) (return))