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agree and in the article when he gives advise to his friend, he mentions he has a leg up due to his ASM background. I first learned ASM on a Commodore64 and so I had a very close relationship with the hardware such as indexed addressing and indirect index addressing, etc... By the time I learned C some 10 years later, I already new what authors were talking about on the subject of pointers. Over the years, I wondered how I would have learned this stuff if I didn't have the ASM (assembly language background) and a knack for electronics.

Now a days, things are more complicated with MMUs and virtual memory concepts but I think the examples in the article are a good basis for anyone wanting to know what happens under the hood.




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