Apoo is an environment for programming in a simple assembly
language. It is implemented in Python and has the following components:
- the Apoo vir
tual machine is a virtual processor with a
very simple architecture and instruction set that mimics almost all
the essential features of a modern microprocessor. As the
aim is to teach assembly language, there is no machine code
associated with the instruction set.
- the Apoo Interface is a graphical environment that monitors the state of the machine
during the execution of a program and allows the writing/editing/execution
of programs in assembly language.
- the Apoo Tutor is a module that aims the
grading of student programs based on a description of what should be
the execution of the program for specified input data sets.
A machine code translation and an assembler implemented in Haskell are
Rogério Reis,Nelma Moreira 2008-03-14