Using GAS, any tutorials

Robert Floyd
Fri Oct 20 06:56:00 GMT 2000

Ummm, I chose B.

What got me to this point is I wrote a very simple program in C that
initializes the serial uart and sends the letter T out of the serial
port (at least I hoped it would).  Then I began investigating my output
asm file, my lst file, etc.  The deeper I went the more entangled I
became in the assembly code and all the directives.  Now I am at the
point where it looks like I need to learn the Hitachi SH mnemonics and
the GNU Assembler just to figure out what is going on with my C
program.  Earlier someone posted that I should simply write a simple c
program, the compiler is smarter than me so let it worry about the
assembly language and directives.  Well, done that, didn't get anywhere.
Alas, I find myself deep in the quagmire of the GNU tools.  

Oh well, enough whining from me, time to start some


"Russ.Shaw" wrote:
> 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)  *
> *      email:          *
> *      Victoria, Australia                *
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