[ros-dev] Why GAS not NASM?

Alex Buell alex.buell at munted.org.uk
Tue Jan 3 13:41:34 CET 2006

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


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