Using GAS, any tutorials

Thu Oct 19 16:06:00 GMT 2000

GNU compiler tools documentation has always been a problem.

You can:
A) Get superficial clues from the source code and header files,
B) Practice some simple programs and experiment,
C) Buy a hitachi kit that comes with a free cygnus CD (has lots
   more documentation and examples, but not everything), or
D) Buy a support contract (not always affordable, especially
   for someone just trying to 'get the hang of it').

Robert Floyd wrote:
> So I can only conclude that there is no other way for me to begin but to
> get a basic example (my target is going to be a Hitachi SH7032), pick it
> apart, attempt to copy the basics for my own chip but create a very
> simple program such as send characters out the serial port, and see if
> it works.  I just find it amazing how anyone ever gets anything done, or
> maybe that is why so many software projects take three times longer than
> management schedules for. ;-)
> I am not sure I understand your statement "if you can find a manual for
> one of them, it'll probably be applicable to gas."  GNU AS I thought
> must have consistent placement of directives and would not vary
> according to the target since it is an assembler with its own oddities.
> I just don't find all the "rules" for GNU AS laid out clearly anywhere.
> It just appears to be the school of hard knocks all the way.  I guess I
> am spoiled by all the commercial assemblers for motorola, intel I have
> bought in the past.
> R.Floyd

*   Russell Shaw, B.Eng, M.Eng(Research)  *
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