Re: [stella] DASM - Version 2.20.04 released

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM - Version 2.20.04 released
From: Dan Iacovelli <atarivideoclub@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 14:58:25 -0700 (PDT)
thats cool,
first Distella 3.0 comes out(check out
now a new version of DASM.
Dan Iacovelli

--- Andrew Davie <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Announcing the release of DASM Version 2.20.04
> Significant Updates in this version...
> ---------------------------------------------------
> * Command-line switches now allow / as prefix (and -).
> * Divide by 0 (generated equates, etc.) now treated as an unrecoverable
> error.
> * Error messages now contain more information about the error, including the
> source-code where possible. Message templates allow inclusion of select data
> on error output.
> * Major reworking of the assembler output. Typically, the -v switch is now
> un-necessary as the appropriate messages to allow you to find errors will be
> output. Back compatibility with the -v options has been maintained, though
> there may be a few minor changes.
> * Branch out of range errors now list the 'distance' to the branch.
> * Undefined symbols are now *always* listed in a separate table. If an
> unresolved symbol causes an error, then the table will be automatically
> displayed at the end of assembly. Note: it is sometimes OK to have a
> referenced, but undefined symbol (eg: when IFNCONST is used, then the symbol
> becomes referenced, but being undefined is OK. In this case, the undefined
> symbol table will only be output if there is another undefined label, but it
> will include ALL unresolved symbols).
> * new command-line switch -T# where # is 0 or 1
> 0 = Sort symbol table alphabetically (default)
> 1 = Sort symbol table by address
> If available memory precludes a sort, then the table will be output in a
> non- sorted order.
> ---------------------------------------------------
> DOS only binary included.  Anyone who wants to try compiling versions for
> other platforms, please let me know how it goes, and send a binary so I can
> include with DASM distribution.
> Cheers
> A
> PS: The "branch out of range" value, the automatic table of undefined
> symbols, and also the sorted symbol table should make things a lot quicker
> for people.  Let me know how it goes.
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