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MugenFighter
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Has anyone tested assemblers...

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Has anyone tested assemblers meant to compile to DOS/Windows in ReactOS? If so, do they work? Finally, how well do they work. I don't know why I thought of it; I guess I just noticed a lack of assemblers in the ReactOS Application Manager's online app downloader/installer.
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Well, assemblers, as executables, aren't exactly big by any stretch of the word and probably won't tax a lot of Win32 equivalent ROS APIs, so afaics there's isn't a lot of value in employing assemblers as testing tools in ROS. But it still beats nothing, and utilising different assemblers for the ROS compliation process might uncover some unusual or hard-to-uncover bugs. So if I may put foward some suggestions off the bat; MASM32 (goes without saying as it is MS's native assembler, but be warned; it comes with a restrictive license wrt FOSS projects), POASM from Pelles C, and the spiritual successor of the ""open"" Watcom compiler+assembler suite, HJWASM. These 3 assemblers follow the MS macro assembling paradigm.

Other assemblers include FASM and GoASM.

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I'm looking forward to the day ReactOS's tool chain can build ReactOS on ReactOS.

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middings wrote:I'm looking forward to the day ReactOS's tool chain can build ReactOS on ReactOS.
I thought we were almost there.

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Almost, yes. Until ROS dies due to mem leaks. ^^
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes

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So what is causing the leaks? Bad memory manager? Poor kernel and shell code?

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