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

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM - Version 2.20.07 released (MAC)
From: Ruffin Bailey <rufbo1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 13:27:57 -0400
@Ruffin: I looked into Commando briefly and found that it inserts spaces between the different command-line, um, bits.
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.

I would tend to agree. It's a great crutch when you're learning, however, and does help you do a bit more than cut and paste the same line everyone else is using. Helps a bit learning flags, etc.

But the command line (not to mention Darwin itself) has been a huge boon in OS X.

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

Nope, since commando's a separate tool in MPW, you'd have to write your own in X, so to speak.

Now writing a helper app *is* something I'd be happy to do if someone'll help me compile dasm on OS X.

Are there any "gotchas" when compiling for the Mac? When I first tried for Classic years ago, there were endian issues with the PowerPC which made things a little difficult. Naturally DiStella compiled without a hitch, since it was just taking an existing binary and putting out ASCII. Not so with DAsm & Makewav, and I had to wait for someone to drop by and replace RAsm, the compiler I was using/distributing, for me.


Ruffin Bailey

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