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The Best Assembly Computer

Screen Enhancements

Posted by walker7, 15 November 2017 · 84 views
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When assembling, there are several different screen enhancements that could use to make the experience more enjoyable.  One way is to change the background and foreground colors.
This is the shot from the previous installment:
By pressing a c...

Assembly Interface

Posted by walker7, 13 November 2017 · 82 views
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The interface for a good assembler is just like a text editor, with extra features added to make assembly easier.
Take a look at this simulated screenshot, inspired by the Apple ][.  This is a multiply routine for the Motorola 68000:
There ar...

ROM Section Headers

Posted by walker7, 12 November 2017 · 77 views
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A good assembler has ROM section headings.  These are a way to cleanly divide the source code into settings, so you can definitely figure out at which address each section starts.  Think of an assembler as if were like Microsoft Word.
Section headings could appear as solid-colored bars with text on them.  The user should have control...

The Best Assembly Computer

Posted by walker7, 10 November 2017 · 113 views
BASIC, 8-bit, 16-bit, retro, 6502 and 4 more...
I have used a lot of assemblers to program games.  I have used Learn to Program BASIC, BasiEgaXorz, and EASy68K.  I have also used Apple ][ Basic, C++, and others.  There are many different assemblers out there, but what if there was a computer (or maybe an application) with a really sophisticated assembler that could be used for programmin...

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