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When programming in a high-level language, such as C, we are shielded from the detailed, machine-level implementation of our program. In contrast, when writing programs in assembly code, a programmer must specify exactly how the program manages memory and the low-level instructions the program uses to carry out the computation. Most of the time, it is much more productive and reliable to work at the higher level of abstraction provided by a high-level language. The type checking provided by a compiler helps detect many program errors and makes sure we reference and manipulate data in consistent ways. With modern, optimizing compilers, the g...
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