john chung wrote:
I chose NASM b'cos that was the last assembler that I looked at for
my unix porting that I will be commencing soon. It may not be a great
choice but that was the last assembler that I checking on for writing
OS stuff. FASM? Heard before but not sure on it's strengths.
Can you provide some tips on why I should look at FASM? I am
open to suggestion.
Still being actively supported.
The user base is growing rapidly, though NASM still has a larger user
base, NASM's user base is growing much more slowly.
I checked quickly but it does not seem to support FreeBSB?
You might try asking on the FASM board about plans for FreeBSD. I dimly
recall some discussions about FreeBSD.
Of course, it certianly runs under BSD if you have the Linux emulation
enabled. And I'm *pretty* sure the object code you write can run
natively under BSD (without emulation), though I'm not 100% sure about
this (there might be *something* in the ELF file that tells FreeBSD it
needs the Linux emulator, even if the object code itself makes no Linux
on this. Can someone clarify this? Looks like FASM support a lot
more than NASM. I believe NASM still does not support
I recall that *someone* had a 64-bit version of NASM. But it wasn't
folded into the main release and I don't know if it's publically
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