Q: Where can I find an automated conversion tool to convert my
Intel-style assembly code into a code acceptable by
Q: Where can I find a converter from
AT&T assembly to
A: A SED script which should do most of the conversion was posted to the DJGPP news group.
A program called
TA2AS which can convert TASM
assembly source to AT&T style can be found on the DJGPP server and on Oulu.
TA2AS was written by Frank van Dijk of the Spirit group; if you
have questions about this tool, you may contact Jan Oonk. The authors say that the program is far from finished,
but the sources are available with the package so you can fix whatever
is broken for your needs.
Another similar converter is
Intel2Gas, available from its
Beginning with Binutils 2.10,
Gas has an option that causes it to
accept the Intel syntax, so you can use
Gas to assembly
Alternatively, here is what you can do to make your code linkable with DJGPP programs:
Be warned that NASM is not 100% identical to MASM or TASM. Even experienced assembly programmers might need some time to adapt to the slightly different flavor of NASM. If you want something much more similar to TASM, get JAS. JAS is available from OULU.
Also note that NASM, or at least some of its versions, doesn't produce debug info in the format understood by GDB, which makes debugging NASM-assemblied code tedious (you might not be able to display source lines and refer to local symbols by name). Latest versions of NASM might correct this deficiency.
-coffoption to generate object code in COFF format which can be submitted to GCC, so you can compile your original source. You can also use the
LIB32librarian from Microsoft C8 to convert object files to COFF by putting them into a
.liblibrary, then extracting them as COFF files. 28 Note that, unless you link the MASM-generated object files with DJGPP's
ld(as opposed to Microsoft's
LINK /COcommand), you won't be able to debug the resulting program, because the debug info is not in correct format. I'm also told that
masmdoesn't produce sections named ".text" and ".data", so you might need to hex-edit the section names in the object file manually.
TA2AS. One place to look for such a disassembler is on SimTel.NET mirrors.
Keep in mind that syntax is only one of the aspects of converting code written for DOS to DJGPP. You should also make sure your code doesn't violate any of the rules for protected-mode programming (see GPF in asm code).
If you need to perform the opposite conversion, from the
style to the
Intel style, try the
written by Gregory Velichansky. Its output
is intended for NASM or TASM.
Att2Intl is available
from Greg's home page.
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