Re: [stella] DASM - Version 2.20.07 released (MAC)

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM - Version 2.20.07 released (MAC)
From: Jason Rein <jjrein@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 21:12:57 -0700
@Andrew: Commando is a dialog (invoked within MPW) that let's the user choose input/output files and command line switches by selecting various pop-ups, radio buttons, and check boxes.

@Ruffin: I looked into Commando briefly and found that it inserts spaces between the different command-line, um, bits. For example: when you choose the output file it'll output "-o example.bin" to the command line. This was fine with the 1998 version of DASM, but the newer versions don't want the space between the "-o" and the "example.bin". I could have simply copied the commando resource into the dasm resource fork but (1) I didn't write it, and (2) it would have confused users to no end when they'd just be getting error messages.

Having perused the commando docs, I found no way around this short of modifying DASM's source code to allow the spaces.

Personally, and IMO, I think it's a lot easier to type a command line once than to navigate commando each time you want to compile your source code.

Re: OS X's command line terminal (which I've yet to use), does it have commando-like functionality?

Jason Rein

On Thursday, July 17, 2003, at 05:45 PM, Ruffin Bailey wrote:

On Thursday, July 17, 2003, at 09:44 AM, Andrew Davie wrote:

Thanks to Jason Rein for compiling a Mac binary of DASM.
Version 2.20.07 (DOS/MAC) is now available at

As I admitted on the AA list, just to look a gift horse in the mouth...

* This is still an MPW tool, which means this is a Mac Classic tool, not native OS X.
Pictures of MPW here:
Download of the entire MPW Golden Master disk image (rather large) here: MPW-GM_Images/MPW-GM.img.bin

You'll need at least the MPW application (if you don't feel like sitting through the GM download) to run this dasm tool. You can't just double-click and get started, nor call it from the command-line in OS X.

* We've lost our commando interface, not that that's a huge deal (though it was still a nice crutch).
Commando picture from dasm 2.0.2 here:

If I knew how to put it back, I would, but, um, I don't.

That said, I know at least one fellow's already happily compiling things he couldn't before, and this is great news. Mind if I stick it into the Mactari tools download?


Ruffin Bailey

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