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Comment 10 by Schrodinger's Cat

At the most basic level you need to learn about 'machine code' as that is ultimately what all software is interpreted to.

I think that this is definitely the best approach, although I would advise looking at how machine code was written decades ago, as chips are so complex these days.

There is a great project working on simulation of the workings of an early CPU - google 'visual6502'

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:14:08 UTC | #572747