x86 Assembler Recommendations

From: Gordon JC Pearce <gordon_at_gjcp.net>
Date: Tue Feb 15 10:37:48 2005

Michael B. Brutman wrote:
> I'm trying to learn device driver programming, the target being a PCjr.
> (If you know the PCjr, you know it needs a lot of help from device
> drivers.) Eventually I want to start patching the BIOs, but for now
> I'll live with device drivers.
> Microsoft MASM 5.x looks to be a reasonable choice, except it is hard to
> find. Borland TASM would also work, but I'm not sure what version I'm
> looking for. A 'good' version would be compatible with MASM 5.x and
> still run on my 386 based PC, which is the development box. (MASM 6.xx
> is out of the running because it doesn't run in pure DOS.)
> Any recommendations? Any leads on where to find one of these reasonably
> priced?

I started off with A86, which is shareware (and might even still be
supported!). I use nasm now, because I avoid commercial software.

Received on Tue Feb 15 2005 - 10:37:48 GMT

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