How do you choose a music notation package? This question was asked of me recently. Having played with a number of different packages for various reasons over the years, here are some suggestions about what you should consider when choosing your package.
Kicking off a series of thoughts on programming languages.
Assembly language is slightly higher level than the raw 0’s and 1’s of machine code- there is the immediacy of cause-and-effect: write an instruction to set a bit on an output port and you can see the instruction being executed.