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Unformatted text preview: using the abstractions that the language provides. For example, we are able to set up a block of storage and give the first byte in the block a name by which we can refer to the block. We can associate a word of storage with a name and store a value into the word. We can give an instruction a name and branch to the instruction. These examples of abstraction involve giving names to data or actions. The idea that we can give a name to an action as we did with the instruction we called Main that loads the sum into the accumulator is an extremely important concept, upon which we dwell at some length in later chapters....
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.
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