Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/03/07/06:49:46

Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 13:48:00 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: "Paganini <Nathan E. Banks>" <paganini AT madisontelco DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Assembler types
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On Sat, 6 Mar 1999, Paganini <Nathan E. Banks> wrote:

> Could someone explain the difference between AT&T, intell, and NASM
> assebler? How are they different?

The DJGPP FAQ list (v2/ from the same place you get DJGPP)
answers these questions in sections 17.1 and 17.2.

> Why does DJGPP use NASM and AT&T but not intell?

DJGPP doesn't use NASM, it uses Gas, the GNU assembler, which accepts
the AT&T style.  The reason is history: the AT&T style predates the
Intel's, and is supported by other architectures as well.

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