Building on WIn2K

Kevin Ryde
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 08:14:30 +1000

"Brian Gladman" <> writes:
> While I did download gas with this in mind, I quickly found that I needed m4
> and then quite a few other 'unix style' tools that would have made my
> development environemnt still more complex than it is now.

m4 and gas should be all you need, as far as the asm code goes.

> Moreover, gas is really only a backend for gcc and does not have the
> facilities that are really needed for doing decent assembler code
> development work. In contrast NASM is a good assembler with all the
> facilities needed for this.

It's true a typical unix "as" is pretty primative, but with m4 helping
it becomes fairly usable. :)