Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

CS 205 System Programming and Architecture

Introduction to computer systems from a software perspective. Topics include: 1) Basic machine organization, 2) System programming using C and assembly language, 3) System tools such as compilers and debuggers, 4) Data representation (bits & bytes, characters, integers, floating point numbers), 5) Implementation of control flow, procedure calls, and complex data types at machine level, 6) Improving program performance, and 7) Introduction to memory hierarchy.




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