x86 Assembler Recommendations

From: Scott Stevens <chenmel_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Wed Feb 16 16:58:45 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 19:39:15 -0600
"Michael B. Brutman" <mbbrutman_at_brutman.com> wrote:

> Here is the summary of suggestions that I've received:
> MASM32 (www.masm32.com) - geared toward 32 bit environments?
> WASM (Open Watcom) - not as full featured as MASM or TASM but usable?
> Arrow assember
> A86
> AS (http://john.ccac.rwth-aachen.de:8000/as/index.html)
> RASM86 (Digital Research .. the 'other' DOS)
> I'll be scanning eBay for TASM or older MASMs for a bit, and looking
> at the others to see what might work. Being a newbie I'm a little
> hesitant to experiment with anything but the gold standard (okay,
> maybe not gold), so TASM and MASM are higher up on my list.
> Another possibility is finding a 6.x version of MASM on DevNet CDs.
> At work I do all of my programming in a Linux environment, so we don't
> have DevNet CDs just laying around ...
> Thanks again,
> Mike

I have an ancient MASM here. It's REALLY old and thus small, i.e. I
have it installed on the SRAM card of my HP 95LX Palmtop.

I just looked in the Microsoft manual cover and all that is in there is
the original 5-1/4" diskette. I'm pretty sure I had it on 3-1/2" media
to get it onto the 95LX... I can get it to you somehow if needs be.
The serial link from the HP95LX worked last time I used it. Email me
about it if you want a copy and I'll try to figure it out (it could be
time to install a 5-1/4" drive somewhere).

It's not very big (it fits on the SRAM card of my HP 95lx, which is only
a one meg SRAM card, without getting in the way of the other stuff on
that drive)

Received on Wed Feb 16 2005 - 16:58:45 GMT

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