hi i want to learn masm, i was wondering where to start and if i need to learn hex/binary?
Posted on 2001-11-06 12:19:14 by new1
Knowing hex isn't vital but it REALLY helps!
If you don't know hex/bin (as hex is only grouping 4 bits together), then you won't understand how bit shifting works, or how to AND, OR, and XOR numbers.

The more important question really is why do you want to learn assembly (rather than MASM which is only an assembler/compiler that facilitates assembly programming).

Programming theory is best learned in a nice, easy, forgiving, and friendly language (BASIC and Pascal are the most common).

Mirno
Posted on 2001-11-06 12:26:45 by Mirno
new1,

If you know another language I will suggest you to begin learning assembly. And in all the tutorials of assembly you have a section of hex/bin. Hexadecimal numbers are really important, if you do not know them will be very difficult for you to program.
I suggest you to learn hexadecimal numbers. Read and play with a calculator. Then you will realize how it helps.

Good luck.
Posted on 2001-11-06 14:38:45 by CodeLover