|Simplistic Assemblers? ames!oliveb!edge!doug (1987-12-15)|
|Re: Simplistic Assemblers? email@example.com (1987-12-16)|
|Re: Simplistic Assemblers? peter@sugar.UUCP (1987-12-20)|
|Re: Simplistic Assemblers? watmath!attila!arlie (1988-01-05)|
|Re: Simplistic Assemblers? peter@sugar.UUCP (1988-01-24)|
|From:||peter@sugar.UUCP (Peter da Silva)|
|Date:||20 Dec 87 14:16:42 GMT|
|Organization:||Sugar Land UNIX - Houston, TX|
[ Refernced article compained about the simplicity of AS and how much more
useful some high-zoot macro jobbadoo was ]
Have you ever heard of preprocessors?
I found the UNIX "as" assembler plus the "m4" preprocessor much more useful
than DEC's fully-featured Macro-11. For EXACTLY the same program on the same
processor: John-James FIG-Forth for the PDP-11. Some of the features of PDP-11
"as" are very nice indeed. Much more useful than combining two programs in one
piece (macro pre-processor and assembler).
Don't you prefer:
head(type,,docol,) / not entirely sure of the number
over; plus; swap / of commas in the macro here.
1: pdo; i; emit; ploop; 1b-.
TYPE:: HEAD <TYP,E>,,DOCOL ; Ditto.
.WORD OVER, PLUS, SWAP
XTYPAA: .WORD PDO, I, EMIT, PLOOP, XTYPAA-$
-- Peter da Silva `-_-' ...!hoptoad!academ!uhnix1!sugar!peter
-- Disclaimer: These U aren't mere opinions... these are *values*.
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