i'am new to computer programming in general and assembly language programming in particular.please guide me on how to begin programming in assembly language.
So, I will ask the same question. Where here on Intel can I learn about INTEL's assembler language.
What I found after this post here on Intel ishttp://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-c-compiler-for-windows-8x...
The ccug.chm file can be found here. http://www.intel.com/software/products/compilers/techtopics/ccug.htm
asm_lan and asm_ug I could not find a working download on Intel for them.
Last but not least there is this article as well.http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/black-belt-itaniumr-processor-p...
Thanks for linking to that hrfmac. :) I was looking for more information about this but those links on Wikipedia that mt2 posted weren't very helpful.
Most compilers recognize some form of inline assembler statements, but to get into the details you probably need a proper assembler with tools. Some older versions of Microsoft Macro Assembler is available for free from Microsoft, or you could use the NASM assembler, which also can produce programs for many platforms.
All basic level assembler program is in principle independent of platform, but to really produce working programs you need detailed information about the systems Application Programming Interface (APIs), Windows or Linux or something else.
I recomend you find a book on assembler programming targeted to your platform, but a lot of information is available on the internet. It just takes a while to sort out.
Intel's documentation is here: http://www.intel.com/products/processor/manuals/index.htm
Information on Intel's compilers are here: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-compilers/
Microsoft has a free compiler suite (Express Editions) available: http://www.microsoft.com/exPress/
and you can download the Macro Assembler to use with them : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7A1C9DA0-0510-4...
You can find information about NASM here: http://www.nasm.us/Binaries and source code is available for NASM!
It is a challenge to program in assembler, but it is fun!Enjoy.
Maybe that's not the best way of learning a specific assembly language, but I learned a lot about assembler programming by reading books about compiler constructions. It really helps understand how to write assembly code if you know what a compiler does to your functions and how the memory is used by the compiled programs. Reading the books, you can easily skip the parsing and semantic analysis stuff and directly proceed to the code generation chapters.
After understanding how to map high-level code (your algorithm in the brain :-)) to low-level assembly, it's easy to learn the syntax of various assemblers and their mnemonics. The hardest part IMHO is to understand the way you need to think about what needs to happen in themachine.
A few things that helped me learn more about assembly language programming:
1. Making the compiler produce assembly language output ofmy simple C programs (with gcc, for example, it's gcc -S xyz.c). It can be illuminating to place an asm("nop"); C statement before and after a C function call, or a loop, or whatever you're interested in. In the assembly output, the statements you are interested in will be surrounded by this assembly code:
2. Disassembling C programs I've written, using `objdump -d
' and `objdump -S
'. The -d argument will just disassemble it, but the -S argument will disassemble it side-by-side with the relevant C statements, if I recall correctly.
3. Reading the Wrox Press book, "Professional Assembly Language"--I found it to benice and technical.http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-0764579010.html
4. Downloading and referring to the Intel Software Developer's Manual (all 5 PDFs).http://www.intel.com/products/processor/manuals/
I agree, the Wrox Press book, "Professional Assembly Language" has been very helpful for me as well. Wikis can be a decent resource to a certain extent. more What really helped me was just coding stuff on my own. Learning by doing is unbeatable in this field.
The Intel Software Developer's Manual is a good reference and should be looked at if you have some C experience.
This is a good book to start:http://zenith.cs.uah.edu/labs/CS308/E-Books/E-Book%20-%20AL%20-%20The%20...