Wednesday, 25th October 2006
Thanks for the support, MrEvil, and thanks for noticing my rather dead tutorials section, linkofazeroth.
Sadly, I've been horribly busy recently - and so very little progress on any project. However, Brass 2 is starting to come together...
Can you guess which device the code is for?
Well, it'll never be an IOTD, but it's something. With the syntax fixed, it does actually work (and outputs a valid binary). I've been trying to work out the syntax used (with valuable input from CoBB over at MaxCoderz). Currently it operates by loading the entire document, trying to work out what each "command" is, before running it and executing the various commands. This has one big problem I can see - macros won't work, as they need to operate on the tokens before they're executed. This is fine, but to declare a macro you'd need to use, for example, a .define directive - which doesn't get executed until long after the source has been loaded and broken into tokens, expressions and commands.
Lack of macros and a horribly incomplete Z80 assembler plugin mean that so far I've been unable to test alongside old calculator Z80 source.