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Trinitek



Joined: 06 Nov 2011
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I don't think I'd appreciate having "FLAT ASSEMBLER" visually screamed at me every time I log in here.
Post 19 Mar 2017, 02:56
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zhak



Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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No, no, no. To me, for example, flat assembler all lower case is like a trademark. Making it all caps or even capitalizing first letters will look shitty
Post 19 Mar 2017, 08:01
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YONG



Joined: 16 Mar 2005
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T.G. likes the lower-case f very much. He is not going to change anything.

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Post 19 Mar 2017, 08:33
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Tomasz Grysztar
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zhak wrote:
No, no, no. To me, for example, flat assembler all lower case is like a trademark. Making it all caps or even capitalizing first letters will look shitty

Yes, I use the lower-case variant as a kind of "trademark".

The reason for this tradition may not be well-known: the early versions of fasm were completely case-sensitive. All the keywords were lowercase, the uppercase letters could only be used as hex digits (and, again, it was case-sensitive, so hex numbers HAD to be uppercase). This allowed for hex numbers without an initial "0", because it was not ambiguous: "ah" was a register name while "Ah" was a number (and "AH" could be defined as a label). Later I decided that this was too eccentric and not very practical, so I got rid of this idea. But the overall stylistic of the assembler remained the same - everything that was not a hex number was lowercase. This included the name of assembler and all the messages that it displayed. And it stayed this way. Though you may notice that fasmg no longer follows this tradition strictly - it starts its messages with a capital letter.
Post 19 Mar 2017, 09:24
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system error



Joined: 01 Sep 2013
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tom, lower-cased "flat assembler" is visually competing with other texts. Not strong enough to make a front page statement. Give it a week trial and see how it goes.
Post 21 Mar 2017, 06:13
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YONG



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system error wrote:
lower-cased "flat assembler" is visually competing with other texts.

It is never about visual design. It is all about honoring the tradition, remembering the reminiscence of the ancestor, and maintaining a sense of continuity.

Wink


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Post 21 Mar 2017, 07:05
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system error



Joined: 01 Sep 2013
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YONG wrote:

system error wrote:
lower-cased "flat assembler" is visually competing with other texts.

It is never about visual design. It is all about honoring the tradition, remembering the reminiscent of the ancestor, and maintaining a sense of continuity.

Wink



Upper-case is just as traditional as lower-case characters. MOV and mov are the same thing in case-insensitive languages like FASM and BASIC. So upper-casing is just as traditional as lower-casing.
Post 21 Mar 2017, 08:05
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Furs



Joined: 04 Mar 2016
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Sorry but no, I despise STUFF IN ALL CAPS it looks ugly and stupid, unless it's an acronym.
Post 23 Mar 2017, 12:22
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neville



Joined: 13 Jul 2008
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Location: New Zealand
Clearly a troll ,if not a terrorist, and another candidate suitable for de-registration Cool

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