[Coco] Links for Bud Pass cross-assemblers and utilities

John W. Linville linville at tuxdriver.com
Tue Aug 30 10:46:55 EDT 2016

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 06:27:25PM -0500, Dave Philipsen wrote:
> Here are links to five cross assemblers for 8-bit CPUs for any that are
> interested.  They all run in an MSDOS environment and/or Windows DOS box.
> If you type in the program name without any options you'll get a list of
> options.  Everything is pretty self-explanatory.  If you have any questions,
> I can probably help you since I've been using these programs for some 25
> years now.
> http://www.6809er.com/xassems/CSC6809.EXE
> http://www.6809er.com/xassems/CSC6801.EXE
> http://www.6809er.com/xassems/CSC6502.EXE
> http://www.6809er.com/xassems/CSC8048.EXE
> http://www.6809er.com/xassems/CSC8051.EXE

Like anyone else, I'm happy to see more tools available to the
general community!

But, I have to ask: what makes these assemblers special or
desirable? Especially so much so as to put up with the lack of
documentation and source code, and to deal with having to run them
on a DOS machine or emulator?

None of those processors are/were rare -- it shouldn't be difficult
to find relatively modern tools (or at least ancient tools compiled
for modern OSes) to use for programming those machines.  I doubt even
the 8048 would be a problem.

So, what am I missing?

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