[LLVMdev] x86 Intel Syntax and MASM 9.x
clattner at apple.com
Tue Jun 16 15:28:54 PDT 2009
On Jun 16, 2009, at 3:12 PM, David Greene wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 09:48, Aaron Gray wrote:
>> Appently the GAS Intel backend has flaws and does not work
>> correctly anyway
>> so the X86IntelAsm backend is designed only to target MASM anyway.
> gas Intel syntax is indeed broken in LLVM. I'd love to make it work
> my work has not (yet) allocated time for that. Maybe I can hack
> LLVM on
> the weekends. :)
> The above discussion leads me to believe there are fundamental
> between MASM and gas syntax.
> Is NASM any better than MASM?
> I would hate for MASM to impose draconian restrictions on the Intel
> printer for all targets.
Personally, I'd rather just bring up a PE COFF writer and use the masm
backend for "debugging".
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