Hardcover: 736 pages
Publisher: CL Engineering; 1 edition (September 24, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.6 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Clements demonstrates that the 68000 assembler language is a very logical and clean one. With none of that segmented memory nonsense of the 1980s Intel architecture. Having a flat address space makes your coding far simpler. Perhaps you might not appreciate this from a reading of Clements, if you have never had any experience with the other chip set. But those who have will certainly thank Motorola.As this review is written in 2005, the 68000 family is still selling well. It has a heavy presence in embedded microcontrollers and real time systems, for example. So if your company wants you to code in the 68000, the book is still germane.
Good book, a little dry though. Does teach whats necessary, at least the concept. Quite a bit outdated, but once again a good stepping stone for learning. Do not use the compiler given, instead use Easy68K. Download it online, its got slightly different syntax, but most will not notice it.
This book was exactly what I had wanted and hoped for. Included the floppy with the book as it was supposed to.