Systems Programming:Engineering Handbook
Release Finelybook 出版日期：2019
System software is a set of programs designed to control the operation and extend the processing capability of a computer system. In general,system software performs one or more of the following functions:
Supports the development of other application software.
Supports the execution of other application software.
Monitors the effective use of various hardware resources such as CPU,memory,peripherals,etc.
Communicates with and controls the operation of peripheral devices such as printer,disk,tape,etc.
Thus,system software makes the operation of a computer system more effective and efficient. It helps the hardware components work together and provides support for the development and execution of application software (programs). The programs included in a system software package are called system programs. The programmers who prepare system software are referred as system programmers.
In this book:
MACHINE LANGUAGE & ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE
MACROS LANGUAGE AND MACRO PROCESSOR
LOADERS AND LINKERS