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S. SmithProgramming with 64-Bit ARM Assembly Languagehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5881-1_1

1. Getting Started

Stephen Smith1 
Gibsons, BC, Canada

The ARM processor was originally developed by Acorn Computers in Great Britain, who wanted to build a successor to the BBC Microcomputer used for educational purposes. The BBC Microcomputer used the 6502 processor, which was a simple processor with a simple instruction set. The problem was there was no successor to the 6502. The engineers working on the Acorn computer weren’t happy with the microprocessors available at the time, since they were much more complicated than the 6502, and they didn’t want to make just another IBM PC clone. They took the bold move to design their ...

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