Is assembly code faster than C?

I was reading an article the other day and found an assertion that bugged me. It reads: System 6.0.8 is not only a lot more compact since it has far fewer (mostly useless) features and therefore less code to process, but also because it was written in assembly code instead of the higher level language C. The lower the level of the code language, the less processing cycles are required to get something done.

June 4, 2007 · Tags: assembly, c, processor
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