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Randall Hyde



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Randall Hyde
Hi All,
I have agreed to take over the hosting of the x86 FAQ for the comp.lang.asm.x86 and alt.lang.asm newsgroups. I've got the original files the Raymond Moon maintained for years (see http://webster.cs.ucr.edu/Articles/index.html) but these FAQs mainly cover MASM, TASM, A86, and DOS. I'm interested in collecting FAQ-style information for several other assemblers (including FASM) as well. As I am not the most appropriate person to write these FAQs, I'd like to enlist everyone's help around here. If we could put together a text file similar to the ones that exist for MASM (or better, perhaps), I'd love to get a FASM FAQ operational for those newsgroups.

Any volunteers around here to coordinate the FASM FAQ?
Cheers,
Randy Hyde
Post 07 Feb 2004, 05:57
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scientica
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Here are a few FAQs:
http://flatassembler.net/docs.php?article=faq

Also I'd like to add this one: (please rephrase if it make better sence)
Q: Is there a difference between <pre>mov eax, some_var</pre> and <pre>mov eax, [some_var]</pre>?
A: Yes, <pre>mov eax, some_var</pre>moves the address of some_var to eax, while <pre>mov eax, [some_var]</pre> moves the dword at some_var to eax.

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Post 07 Feb 2004, 13:14
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Tomasz Grysztar
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Actually I was never asked such question (and I put into that FAQ only the questions that were really requently asked). Wink
But I'll think about adding few such elementary answers there - I am still updating the FAQ, among all the updates I'm doing with the new layout of fasm's site. I'm also planning to convert some texts from this board like my tutorials for adding custom instructions, or the first section of macro tutorial, into HTML format for the "docs" section - this time I really seriously plan to make this section more useful.
Post 07 Feb 2004, 22:59
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Randall Hyde



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Randall Hyde
Privalov wrote:
Actually I was never asked such question (and I put into that FAQ only the questions that were really requently asked). Wink
But I'll think about adding few such elementary answers there - I am still updating the FAQ, among all the updates I'm doing with the new layout of fasm's site. I'm also planning to convert some texts from this board like my tutorials for adding custom instructions, or the first section of macro tutorial, into HTML format for the "docs" section - this time I really seriously plan to make this section more useful.


It is interesting that you only put questions into the FAQ that people actually ask (this is good, btw). Half the FAQs I've read seem to contain a bunch of questions some "knowledgable person" felt people would ask if they knew anything about the subject. Most of the time, I figure that they've winded up answer questions everybody already knows the answers to. Smile
Cheers,
Randy Hyde
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