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lucky7456969



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target          EQU   'M6'                      ; Target assembler: MASM-6.11

include  srmacros.inc
    


The line "include srmacros.inc" was creating this error
I am sure the file is in the same directory as the asm file
f program.asm where f is a batch program, loading
the dos extender cwsdpmi.exe
error: invalid argument
This is an disassembly of my program.
Thanks
Post 21 Dec 2013, 11:27
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baldr



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lucky7456969,

Look here: ; Target assembler: MASM-6.11.
Post 21 Dec 2013, 12:19
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lucky7456969



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lucky7456969
I commented out that line, but the error persists.
Is "include" not allowed on fasm?
Thanks
Jack
Post 21 Dec 2013, 12:33
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revolution
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revolution
You are going to get more errors with other directives, but for include you need to put the filename in quotation marks. See the examples in the fasm download.
Post 21 Dec 2013, 12:38
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baldr



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lucky7456969,

Are you trying to rewrite MASM source to fasm syntax? You have to understand both in order to do it effectively.

In the other case, just use MASM to compile (proper tool for each task).
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lucky7456969



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lucky7456969
Thanks guys, I'll try to study the syntax and understand the differences between the two.
I just found the doc in the fasm directory.
Jack
Post 22 Dec 2013, 06:44
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lucky7456969



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Another quick question, maybe oversight, couldn't find any info about this

stack_seg_a segment word stack 'STACK'

This is a quick standard declaration of a 16-bit MZ segment
But fasm doesn't seem to like it.

error: illegal instruction
Thanks
Jack
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baldr wrote:
lucky7456969,

Are you trying to rewrite MASM source to fasm syntax? You have to understand both in order to do it effectively.

In the other case, just use MASM to compile (proper tool for each task).


This.
Post 23 Dec 2013, 08:20
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revolution
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revolution
lucky7456969 wrote:
error: illegal instruction
There are two solutions to this.

1. Look at the 'multiseg' MZ example in the fasm download.
2. Read the fasm manual about how to use the 'segment' directive.
Post 23 Dec 2013, 08:24
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DOS386



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lucky7456969 wrote:
error: illegal instruction


Please RTFM of FASM, check the FASM examples included, check the examples in this subforum, and check the FAQ on the top of this subforum and the Main subforum.

http://board.flatassembler.net/topic.php?t=2530 section B. and others

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Title: Hello World program compiles to 100 KB !!!

Status: Closed: NOT a Bug
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