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Linux Assemblers: A Comparison of GAS and NASM

Oct 22, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ram Narayam)

[ Thanks to LinucksGirl for this link. ]

"Unlike other languages, assembly programming involves understanding the processor architecture of the machine that is being programmed. Assembly programs are not at all portable and are often cumbersome to maintain and understand, and can often contain a large number of lines of code. But with these limitations comes the advantage of speed and size of the runtime binary that executes on that machine.

"Though much information is already available on assembly level programming on Linux, this article aims to more specifically show the differences between syntaxes in a way that will help you more easily convert from one flavor of assembly to the another. The article evolved from my own quest to improve at this conversion..."

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