[ros-dev] Why GAS not NASM?

nitro2k01 nitro2k01 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 16:32:30 CET 2006

Pardon me if I'm wrong, but isn't it possible to use both at the same
time? (Eg by choosing another file extension for files to be compiled
by nasm)


On 1/3/06, Alex Buell <alex.buell at munted.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 06:38:51 -0500 Steven Edwards <winehacker at gmail.com>
> waved a wand and this message magically appeared:
> > On 1/2/06, Alex Buell <alex.buell at munted.org.uk> wrote:
> > > I think our problem is because we are using GAS and NASM to assemble
> > > the various assembly files. Oughtn't we standardise on NASM? Why not?
> >
> > My question is why nasm and not gas. Gas can handle both assembly
> > syntaxes right? Why do we need a extra tool if this is the case?
> You could be right. Unfortunately gas differs between versions which is
> why I can't compile fastinterlck.S with binutils Hence my
> frustration.
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