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estrang



Joined: 02 Nov 2005
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estrang
Damn i have a lot of questions lol. Ive read some assembly sites most recommends nasm some recommends fasm. Which really is a better assembler?? Can you guys tell me whats the advantages of prefering Fasm over Nasm.

I chose Fasm coz first time i tried Nasm i had gotten into a lot of trouble. I have problems compiling with it. Have troubel creating executable files. Proably becoz im a noob. But shouldnt it be user friendly even for beginers??
Post 06 Nov 2005, 23:29
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Matrix



Joined: 04 Sep 2004
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i whould recomend you reading fasm documentation and also i guess you have downloaded the users manual included with your fasm version
Post 06 Nov 2005, 23:56
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halyavin



Joined: 21 Aug 2004
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estrang
When I found NASM I was surprised. When I found FASM I was surprised even more. The general advantanges of FASM over NASM for me:
*easy compilation - you don't need a dumn linker.
*you can optimize your program better: FASM do several passes what allows remove unused procedures, optimize jmp instructions and etc.
*more powerful macro syntax.
*more intuitive reserve words in some cases.
*good win32 examples.
*smaller size.
Post 07 Nov 2005, 08:22
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RedGhost



Joined: 18 May 2005
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i think the fasm compiler is faster (asm, not c), the compiled code is more optimal than nasm (it does more than one pass), you don't need alot of command line options its all in the source, and recently the macro system of fasm is much more powerful than nasm, but nasm macroinstructions are more c like, fasm also handles and declares strucs/structures better than nasm.. i use NASM and FASM, i would reccomend fasm over nasm

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Post 07 Nov 2005, 10:01
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vid
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and is VERY alive unlike NASM, is internally less overbloated (only one developer) but you still can influence it (if you can convice tomasz Smile ). and much more
Post 07 Nov 2005, 13:57
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rugxulo



Joined: 09 Aug 2005
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YASM is a pretty good NASM spinoff, and it is improving quite a bit in its recent snapshots. NASM still rules for some output formats (OBJ, RDF). Obviously FASM is quite nice. Who says there can be only one?? Smile
Post 07 Nov 2005, 21:41
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vid
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FASM is more minimalistic and compact, YASM seems to be bigger. depends on who likes which approach more. I like things as clear and simple as it can get, so i think FASM is better solution for me. But i don't know YASM very much, i've just read some texts on it's site.
Post 07 Nov 2005, 23:31
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