Re: Looking for disassembler, decompiler, discompiler or

"Timur Safin" <>
16 Sep 2001 00:25:09 -0400

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From: "Timur Safin" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 Sep 2001 00:25:09 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 01-09-051
Keywords: disassemble
Posted-Date: 16 Sep 2001 00:25:08 EDT

Hi Mikael,

: Actually, there's a very, very good disassembler for DOS, Windows, and
: OS/2, which is called Sourcer. It is available from V Communications
: ( It sounds pretty much
: like "Easy Rider", except Sourcer can be run either interactively or
: non-interactively. You can create a configuration file, plain ASCII
: text file, and in that insert various commands, such as what type a
: range of memory addresses is, names of labels and procedures, and so
: on.
: -- Mikael

I count it's an obvious fact, because everybody across me knew about
it. But may be it was my mistake and this knowledge is common only for
Russian programmers. The BEST disassembler existent so far is
Datarescue "Interactive DisAssembler - IDA". No doubts.

Comparing to the Sources it is way more powerful. The best IDA
strength is disassembling everything from PC world, it knows a lot
about a number of existent executable formats, about the debugging
formats, about the number of current processors, etc. But furthermore
it is the cross-platform disassembler (in IDA Advanced version),
because it supports a lot of the processor architectures present so
far. Look at their disassemblies gallery: Pay attention to
the number of hardware, OS and file-formats.

Here is the full list of supported by IDA processors:

Although, I had some complains about the quality of their support to
64-bits processors like Alpha (because of the 32-bit nature of IDA
internals), but their 32-bit support is very, very good.

BTW they have the demo (which supports only Wintel platform), so you
could decide yourself:

And to prevent questions: I have no any relation to Datarescue nor to
Ilfak Guilfanov.

Happy coding,
Timur Safin

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