Robert I. Eachus wrote:

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> But can someone who has never written a significant program in
> assembler--or even machine language--qualify as a good software
> engineer?

It is my belief that every software engineer should have at least a
dozen DEC PDP-11,
RT11 or  RSX11 projects under their belts.  There is nothing like
learning "overlays"
in a 32Kbyte task image space.  8^{)

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