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Comment Yes (Score 4, Insightful) 676

Do you write drivers? Or do you need highly optimized algorithms? What about really low level firmware stuff?

In other words, yes, there are good reasons for knowing assembly. Whether or not you'll actually use it is another matter entirely. Just depends on what you're working on.

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if in about 10-15 years assembly programmers are in higher demand since none of the CS schools these days ever teach assembly anymore.

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