Courts that followed the precedent of White-Smith by holding that machine language
programs were not writings applied existing rules by asking whether the new entity fit the description of the relevant legal category.
Source codes can't be read directly by a computer, but must first be translated into machine language
The code must be translated into machine language
before it can be put into the computer and get the results that are wanted.
Team 1st Place Winners: Visual Machine Language
The main program for the Tattletale was written in Tattletale BASIC for setting the real time clock, clearing the data memory, calling the data acquisition loop machine language
subroutine, and measuring the clock speed.
The last step is to click on the Compile button and convert the post processor to machine language
for faster code output.
It included such topics as the use of standard software applications, a basic exposure to machine language
programming, and desktop publishing.
An even bigger challenge not identified, though recognized by Bill Gates in his recent commentary at the Executives' Club of Chicago, is the need for machine language
acquisition if the industry is ever to achieve the full benefits of clinical computing.
"MIPS," million instructions per second, refers to the average number of machine language
instructions that a computer can perform in 1 sec.
Through this knowledge, we know what to ask for, what language to use in describing our needs, etc., but we will never be all that knowledgeable "under the hood." The end user must appreciate that, beneath the "user layer" we see on our desktop computers or the terminals connected to our mainframes, lie hidden layers of application software, operating system software, network software, and, finally, "machine language
" written in codes that we will never have to understand.