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2011-03-03, 12:09 PM
Is microcode something that's good to learn, or is this something you'd only need to know if you were a professional programmer?
2011-03-03, 03:00 PM
Microcode is a layer of hardware-level instructions and/or data structures involved in the implementation of higher level machine code instructions in many computers and other processors; it resides in a special high-speed memory and translates machine instructions into sequences of detailed circuit-level operations.
Microcode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcode#The_reason_for_microprogramming)