Lesson 8: Assembly Language
From the original article in Radio-Electronics
by Jonathan A. Titus
The Mark-8 is programmed in assembly
or machine language, the basic language of
all computers which consists of 1's and 0's
grouped into bytes. While it may seem cumbersome
at first, this is one of the most flexible
ways to program while keeping down
the cost of added storage or memory. The
use of just the 1's and 0's to represent the
binary numbers can become tedious after a
short while. It becomes much easier to convert
the binary numbers to their octal equivalent
and use these direct equivalents instead.
Read More: Mark-8 Construction.pdf, p.2 & 5 [2.54 MB]
Programming is a skill that can only be learned well by doing. A
good point to start learning about programming is by disecting some
programs or parts of some programs.
Read More: Mark-8 Construction.pdf, p.10 [2.54 MB]
From Mark-8/Micro-8 Computer User Group Newsletter
by Dr. Robert Suding, The Digital Group
"Handy Special Register Subroutines"
Register operations are a general nuisance on the 8008,
especially when using the H&L registers. The following subroutines
are part of a new 2K operating system to be available
through the Digital Group.
Read More: RegisterProgramming.pdf, p.10 [133 KB]