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Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Posted by Nick on 23 December 1999, 18:45 GMT

Clement Vasseur has released a new version of his popular on-calc ASM compiler for the 86, ZAC. New features include a new parser, many bugfixes and better anti-crash protection.
Jonah Cohen's Assembly IDE 86 is also enclosed in this .zip file. Added features include character wrapping, some bugfixes and increased reliability in compilation.
If you use ZAC or you're a beginner in assembly coding, be sure to download this upgrade as soon as possible.

 


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Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
KnightRT  Account Info

Interesting.

     23 December 1999, 18:52 GMT


Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
ikecam  Account Info

Why is the text on the front page in bold?

     23 December 1999, 19:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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My lack of HTML skills at work.
Reload the page, it should be fine now.

--BlueCalx

     23 December 1999, 19:09 GMT

Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Reno  Account Info

this is nice, but it still has bugs in it (I tried to make a "hello world" program as filename "bob" and now the calculator doesn't even run it with the asm( command after I built it)

     23 December 1999, 19:23 GMT


Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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It gets the output name from the first line...

Ciaran McCreesh
http://www.asm86.cwc.net/ for a ti86 Assembly Tutorial.

     23 December 1999, 19:49 GMT

Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
VaultMaster  Account Info
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Be great if you could make one for TI-83+... Compiling with TASM, etc. is too confusing to me... If you can help otherwise... please e-mail me...

     23 December 1999, 19:29 GMT

Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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Could be tricky - that wretched ~8k limit that means there will never be anything decent for the ti83(+)... Oh, and ZAC is much trickier than TASM.

However, I reckon it should be possible to make a plugin for Assembly Studio which adds ti83 support. As the processors are (almost) the same you've just got to use a different template, say:

#incluide "ti83.asm"
.org _asm_exec_ram ;or whatever...
.plugin ti83

Modifying the output is easy enough for anyone with a decent c++ compiler (ie Borland, not Micro$oft).

Ciaran McCreesh
http://www.asm86.cwc.net/ for a ti86 assembly tutorial.

     23 December 1999, 19:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
David Phillips  Account Info
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Been done for months :)

     27 December 1999, 11:48 GMT


Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Jonah Cohen  Account Info
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Clem and I have considered this, but the low RAM makes it next to impossible. One of the greatest things about the TI-86 is that an asm program has nearly 24k of free ram to work with when it's executed, and Asmide86 uses that for the source code. Zac uses it for the source, the symbol table, and for the compiled program. Unfortunately, that's simply not feasible on a TI-83+.

     23 December 1999, 20:09 GMT

Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Homer Simpson  Account Info
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Hey I don't get it... Shouldn't an assembly compiler be called an assembler? Or are there any extra features?

     23 December 1999, 20:10 GMT


Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Clem  Account Info
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Yes it's an assembler, but I didn't know that when I released the first version...

     24 December 1999, 08:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembly Compiler v0.95
Homer Simpson  Account Info
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Okay... It gives it a special touch anyway!

     24 December 1999, 22:24 GMT

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