Someone tell me why I, as a mathematical computation student, have to learn x86 assembly...
while the standard non-math CS students don't.
@beta Everyone does basic year 2 assembly (MIPS RISC assembly), but apparently only math comp students have to do year 3 x86 assembly on top.
@tiago That is definitely weird. I 100% think every CS student should learn SOME assembly language, but there's no reason to make a math/theory focused CS student learn more.
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