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Difference between machine language and assembly language

Difference between machine language and assembly language

In this article, we are going to learn the major differences between machine language and assembly language.

Given below are the major differences:

 

Machine language vs Assembly language

Machine language

Assembly language

Machine language instructions are composed of bits (0s and 1s) as this is what computer understands.

Assembly language instructions are composed of text-type mnemonic codes.

Machine language is difficult to understand and debug because it contains only 0s and 1s.

Assembly language are comparatively easier to understand as they are written in human understandable format.

In terms of execution, machine language is faster.

In terms of execution, machine language is slow as it requires assembler to convert it to machine language.

 

Assembly language program requires a converter to convert it into equivalent machine language program.

Machine language program do not require any converter as they are already in human understandable format.

 

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