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Hi, I am trying to create an assembler, and I have the Intel Software Dev Manual with the opcodes, but I was wondering if anybody could point me to and books or websites with assembler tutorials. Thanks. Being that I am human, I am prone to (MANY)mistakes. Check everything I post with Google, etc. -- Chronic sufferer of OCD

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I think your best bet would be to check out university course pages for low level assembly courses. It''s a fairly popular semester project, and sometimes even gets developed as a series of machine problems over the course of a class. One page at UC Riverside is here, though it seems to have gotten slightly out of control.

Also, the source code for some assemblers are freely available. Nasm, IIRC, is open source. And you might want to check out Softwire for inspiration.

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There is some really old tutorial called: "Let''s build a compiler!" that is stored on Bloodshed''s site (the builders of DevCPP). While it is aimed a lot at higher level languages, you can easily get an assembler working with the method of prefetching one character at a time. At least that''s what I did for my own scripting language, which uses assembler syntax:

label: instruction ;comment

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Thanks! I''ll be sure to check them out.

Being that I am human, I am prone to (MANY)mistakes.
Check everything I post with Google, etc.

-- Chronic sufferer of OCD

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I used the documentation in the A86 package. While it is an old system and aimed at DOS, the tables were quite useful at the design stage.


Also, isn''t NASM opensource?



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