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Is there any reason NOT to use HLA?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

I am not sure if there is a real reason not to use HLA. At first I thought it was a compiler that compiled assembly looking code. But after some research it seems that it is a full assembler. So knowing this why would I use anything that isn't HLA?
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Re: Is there any reason NOT to use HLA?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Personal preference I guess. Personally I do not like the syntax, it is a mix between INTEL and AT&T syntax. I do not know many people that use it, so you will be hard pressed to find support or tutorials or samples(besides Randal's site, but I could be wrong)

I am a purist. I don't like the high level stuff. I will use it in tutorials to make it easier for folks to understand but that is about it.
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Re: Is there any reason NOT to use HLA?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

But is there any real technical reason for not using it. Is it more efficient otherwise or is it really just a superficial choice?
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Re: Is there any reason NOT to use HLA?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

View Postdartoscoder, on 11 July 2012 - 12:14 AM, said:

Is it more efficient otherwise or is it really just a superficial choice?

I believe it creates the same output, so if one doesn't care (or understand) how to code with it, it is therefore less efficient. I always respected that Randal Hyde was so close to the Assembly community. Meaning that he would (maybe even still does) offer assistance in alt.lang.asm newsgroup. However after reading the Art of Assembly, & trying to switch to HLA, it just wasn't for me.
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