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32/64-Bit 80x86 Assembly Language Architecture by James Leiterman

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Chapter 20. MASM vs. NASM vs. TASM vs. WASM

This chapter reminds me of the old Batman and Robin show where in a fight scene we see sound effect words flash on screen such as "OOF," "KABONG," "ZING," "MASM," "ZOT," "TASM," "ZANG," "WASM," and "POW." These, by an amazing coincidence, are the war cry of the assembly language programmer. Wars have started for far less than trying to get one of these programmers to use a different C/C++ compiler or assembler. At one company I spent almost two years writing a good portion of the application core libraries and all the documentation for their SDK that allowed internal and external programmers to write online computer games using dedicated game servers. For the last year and a half there I worked on their ...

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