Re: [stella] the joy of 6502 assembly

Subject: Re: [stella] the joy of 6502 assembly
From: Ruffin Bailey <rufbo1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 21:50:33 -0400
on 6/22/02 3:33 PM, KirkIsrael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx at KirkIsrael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

> Second is, and this might reflect the background of a lot of people
> drawn to 2600 programming, I think there's a relative lack of 6502-
> specific stuff on the site, just the reference cards, not very
> informative for a newbie.  (I suspect a lot of people here have
> a richer background in assembly language than I do.)  Googling about,
> I found "Assembly in One Step", and then doing a bit of biglist
> searching (interestingly, you can't search on "6502"...maybe words
> only?) I saw that other people had found that too.

I guess it's been long enough that I can again recommend _The Beginners'
Guide To Machine Language_ by Richard Mansfield.  I can't find it anywhere
online, but if you truly get desperate he emailed me once that I could "make
a few copies [of my copy] for friends".  Really is an excellent intro book
to machine language, and is actually a quite fun read.

Course you'd never know it was good as I've turned in very few working bins,
and nothing close to a game.  But it is.  :)

There was also a pretty good intro to 6510 (?) assembler from the _
COMMODORE 64 PROGRAMMER'S REFERENCE GUIDE_ (which has been recommended) that
I put up on my site way back when.

Might be an okay start, though the link to the whole of the book is no
longer valid.  I imagine the whole text is around somewhere.

While I'm on the subject -- Piero, I was quite mistaken about Bruce Eckel's
_Thinking in Java_.  I was thinking of some other author.  I've still not
read TIJ (or TICPP), but was just last week again wondering if I could
justify printing it out at work to read from the free download.  ;^)

Ruffin Bailey

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