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SubjectRe: Boot code rewritten for GAS
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hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) said:
> Followup to: <199908011534.LAA07582@jupiter.cs.uml.edu>
> By author: "Albert D. Cahalan" <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel

[...]

> > Another reason: People who can write 16-bit x86 assembly are likely to
> > be ex-DOS hackers with MASM and TASM experience. To them, gas syntax
> > may be hard to use.

> Indeed. NASM would be a better choice than either gas or as86.

AT&T syntax is used in the rest of the kernel, and using plain gas means
one tool less needed to build a kernel. Why would NASM be better then?
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