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    SubjectRe: nasm over gas?
    On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 12:42:45PM +0200, Fruhwirth Clemens wrote:
    > Hi!
    > I recently posted a module for twofish which implements the algorithm in
    > assembler (
    > Unfortunately the assembler used is masm. I'd like to change that. Netwide
    > Assembler (nasm) is the assembler of my choice since it focuses on
    > portablity and has a more powerful macro facility (macros are heavily used
    > by 2fish_86.asm). But as I'd like to make my work useful (aim for an
    > inclusion in the kernel) I noticed that this would be the first module to
    > depend on nasm. Everything else uses gas.
    > So the question is: Is a patch which depends on nasm likely to be merged?
    > For more information on "what is nasm":

    nasm is i386-only.

    gas is part of binutils and supports lots of target CPUs: I think the
    first part of a new gcc architecture backend is the machines description
    so that gas can assemble code for it.

    Greets, Antonio.
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