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pjd



Joined: 15 Jul 2007
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pjd
Why isn't this doing what I think it should do?

Code:
IDATA_SECTION '.idata'                      ;call the macro

macro IDATA_SECTION name               ;declare the macro
{   section name import data readable writeable     }
    


Which should expand to
Code:
section '.idata' import data readable writeable
    


both the declaration and the call are in the same file so it's not that fasm can't find the declaration.

fasm complains that the call line is an illegal instruction
Post 09 Aug 2007, 10:09
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MHajduk



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MHajduk
This code compiles without errors:
Code:
format PE GUI 4.0

macro IDATA_SECTION name               ;declare the macro
{       section name import data readable writeable     }

IDATA_SECTION '.idata'    
Post 09 Aug 2007, 10:53
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pjd



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pjd
yeah that works.
I thought fasm did extra passes to allow things to be called before they are declared
Post 09 Aug 2007, 12:41
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Mr_Silent



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Mr_Silent
Assembler does multiple passes, preprocessor does not. Macros are handled by preprocessor.
Post 09 Aug 2007, 17:31
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pjd



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pjd
thanks
Post 10 Aug 2007, 09:38
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