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  • Scott Slater
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    Interesting,

    I honestly didn't know that... I'll have to re-visit some older code that
    I was working on.


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  • Lance Edmonds
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    ISR's are possible in PowerBASIC, but there are strict conditions - the ISR routine should be only inline-ASM and should not use any BASIC statements/Functions (since the run-time-library [RTL] in PB/DOS is not reentrant).

    I believe there is an example in the source code archive... try searching for "ISR".

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  • Paul Dixon
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    scott,
    <<you can't do isr's in pb-dos. you will need to do the interrupt handler with an assember (not pb's inline). >>

    not true, i've done them in pb/dos using the pb inline assembler without problems.
    i'm sure a search of these forums will find such routines.

    paul.

    ps such as: http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...read.php?t=547



    [this message has been edited by paul dixon (edited march 04, 2003).]

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  • Scott Slater
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    Criss,

    You can't do ISR's in PB-DOS. You will need to do the Interrupt
    handler with an Assember (Not PB's Inline). You may be able to make
    these assemby files use the Large Memory Model, and then link to the
    OBJs with your PB-DOS program. I'm not sure if PB-DOS will like an
    OBJ linked to it with an ISR in it.... Lance? Tom?


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  • Criss French
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    Thank you all very much. I have started on enough free learning
    material that if I can't get it, we can all chalk one up to failed
    evolution or somesuch

    I am really glad that I asked.

    For anyone curious, my first dream project is an interrupt driven
    serial handler for GPS receivers. I envision a FIFO with the
    ability to dump older data blocks in case of buffer overflow,
    plus possibly the option of streaming raw to file in the
    background. User adjusted everything, including the marker used
    to spot the beginning of data blocks.
    I'll post it here if I do it.

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  • Gunar Zagars
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    Originally posted by Criss French:
    Hi folks, I have been working in PB now for a while, and programming
    in general for years. Always DOS, always basic (dabbled in C).
    I have done ASM back in the days of C64 and Z80, but I have never
    carried it forward (don't mind the pun) into PC/DOS. I have hit
    that point where it's more than a bit overdue. But where to begin?!?


    I agree that Randall Hyde's stuff is extremely good and covers
    volumes of material very well. Highly recommended.
    A good book, less forbidding than the >1500 pages by Hyde, is
    "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" by Kip R. Irvine.
    The new edition has just come out and his web-site is also helpful.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    Gunar.


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  • Scott Slater
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    I have a 16-Bit ASM book, but can't remember the name of it. It has
    been packed away for awhile now, since I have been doing mostly 32-bit
    stuff. Gavin's isn't too bad, they are at: http://burks.bton.ac.uk/burks/langua...smtut/asm1.htm

    You can also try the Assembly Programming Journal at: http://asmjournal.freeservers.com/

    Should you decide to go 32-bit, definately check out Hutch's MASM32 at: http://www.movsd.com/

    and Iczelion's Tutorials at: http://win32asm.cjb.net/

    Should be enough to get you started...


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  • Greg Turgeon
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    Of the many web resources available, Randall Hyde's _Art of
    Assembly Language_ offers an excellent place to start:
    http://webster.cs.ucr.edu/AoA.html

    Any programmer can benefit from study of assembly language
    because learning ASM necessitates learning something about the
    hardware, and a reasonable understanding of hardware has always
    distinguished the best programmers.


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  • Paul Dixon
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    criss,
    <<or any absolutely fundamental books>>

    the same as i just mentioned to clay in the other thread. if you want dos (16 bit)asm then:
    http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...read.php?t=993

    paul.

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  • Clay Clear
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    Criss,

    I am sorry, but I cannot provide you with any references.
    I have always taught myself how to program, which is one of the
    reasons that my programming "style" is so "off-the-wall." Of course,
    the other Forums members have been a great help, also. Paul
    seems very well versed in the lore of PC ASM, so he can probably
    give you some references. But, it's been my experience that
    he usually does not answer my posts until around 4:00 - 5:340 AM,
    Central Time, USA. So, he might not reply to this thread until
    tomorrow.

    I am sorry that I could not be of help.


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  • Adam J. Drake
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    This might be a good place to start:

    http://www.powerbasic.com/files/pub/asm/

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  • Criss French
    started a topic How to begin using ASM: Paul, Scott, Clay?

    How to begin using ASM: Paul, Scott, Clay?

    Hi folks, I have been working in PB now for a while, and programming
    in general for years. Always DOS, always basic (dabbled in C).
    I have done ASM back in the days of C64 and Z80, but I have never
    carried it forward (don't mind the pun) into PC/DOS. I have hit
    that point where it's more than a bit overdue. But where to begin?!?

    It is clear enough that PB3.5 is a great 'wrapper' for this kind of
    work, but it's really not so obvious where to start with the basics.
    I would really appreciate it if you good folks could reccomend any
    quality on-line resources (preferable for the low cowst aspect), or
    any absolutely fundamental books. I don't know the x86 core architecture
    from an assembly point of view, but like learning C, the core language
    means very little out of context of it's environment, which is why I'm
    asking you guys, hoping to find a good starting point that is
    realatively in-context.

    I hope I haven't asked for something that's right under my nose.



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