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The result of a badly designed program is lots of bugs and later maintenance. ■ Most companies find they have to write programs they need. This explains the large programming staffs many companies hire. ■ Programming languages enable communication between the low-level computer’s 1s and 0s and the high-level human programmer who speaks in ambiguous speech. ■ A bug is a program error. ■ You must design a program before writing it. Proper design ensures a quicker programming process and fewer errors.
Since these switches have only two values, programmers call the 0s and 1s binary digits, or bits for short. There is a total of eight bits for every character in your computer, and eight bits is known as a byte. Therefore, every character of storage takes eight bits to represent (eight on and off switches), and therefore, a character is a byte. The reason it takes eight switches is that if there were fewer, there wouldn’t be enough combinations of on and off states to represent all the characters possible (uppercase, lowercase, digits, and special characters such as %, ^, and *).
ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. 1 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: THE EARLY YEARS 43 (continued) Character ASCII Code Decimal Equivalent 2 00110010 50 3 00110011 51 9 00111001 57 ? 00111111 63 A 01000001 65 B 01000010 66 C 01000011 67 a 01100001 97 b 01100010 98 Each of the ASCII values has a corresponding decimal number associated with it. 1. Therefore, even though the computer represents the character ? as 00111111 (two off switches with six on switches), you can refer, through programming, to that ASCII value as 63 and your computer will know you mean 00111111.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming (2nd Edition) by Greg M. Perry