What is Low-level Programming?
John Spacey, updated on January 31, 2023
Low-level programming is coding that deals with the physical realities of computing. This term is traditionally reserved for work in machine code and assembler. However, it is now common to apply the term to code in abstracted languages that deals with basics such as memory management, parsing and data structures.
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