OS/390 Assembler Programming Introduction
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Assembler allowed programmers to write inAssembler Language. Although an AssemblerLanguage program had the same number ofinstructions as the equivalent machine program,writing Assembler program is much simpler.In Assembler Language, operations arerepresented by mnemonic codes (such as MVCfor MOVE) and the data is represented bysymbolic codes (such as PLACE1) rather thanaddresses.
M E N E M O N I C C O D E
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00011000 0001100001000000 000010001101001000001111ASSEMBLER LANGUAGEMVCPLACE 1, PLACE 2
Unit:Assembler Language OverviewTopic:Language Hierarchy