Re: Writing cross-assembler (Dr. Jon Mauney)
Fri, 16 Nov 90 14:04:26 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: (Dr. Jon Mauney)
Keywords: assembler, question
Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation
References: <21757@orstcs.CS.ORST.EDU>
Distribution: usa
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 14:04:26 GMT

In article <21757@orstcs.CS.ORST.EDU>, (Zikif Hamdy)
|>I am looking for a good book on how to write an assembler.

Peter Calingaert's "Program Translation Fundamentals" Computer Science Press,
1988 has a chapter on assemblers. ( it is also one of the few works I know
of that discusses the tabu subject of linking and loading)

|>[An assembler is just a simple-minded compiler. The issues are largely the
|>same. -John]

Although this is true in part, an assembler has to deal with some source-
language constructs that are, thankfully, omitted in higher-level languages.
[I suppose that assemblers also have to deal head-on with issues like
assignment of binary memory addresses that many compilers punt to the
assembler. -John]

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