|Writing cross-assembler firstname.lastname@example.org (1990-11-14)|
|Re: Writing cross-assembler email@example.com (1990-11-16)|
|Re: Writing cross-assembler OS360051@WVNVAXA.WVNET.EDU (1990-11-15)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Jon Mauney)|
|Organization:||Digital Equipment Corporation|
|Date:||Fri, 16 Nov 90 14:04:26 GMT|
In article <21757@orstcs.CS.ORST.EDU>, email@example.com (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
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
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