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October, 2016

ARM assembler in Raspberry Pi – Chapter 26

In this chapter we will talk about a fascinating step that is required to create a program, even when using assembler. Today we will talk about linking.

Exploring AArch64 assembler – Chapter 4

In this chapter we will see some instructions that will allow us to compute things.

Exploring AArch64 assembler – Chapter 3

In the last chapter we saw that instructions may have register operands and immediate operands. We also mentioned that mixing 32-bit and 64-bit register was not allowed. Today we will talk a bit more about register operands.

Exploring AArch64 assembler – Chapter 2

In the first installment of this series we did a very first simple program. In this chapter we will continue learning a bit more about AArch64.

How (not) to write a C++ front end – Part 2

In the previous installment I gave some context about the existence of Mercurium as a tool. In this chapter we will start digging into the parsing technology used.

How (not) to write a C++ front end – Part 1

As part of the work I did in my previous employer, we had to develop a C++ front end. This is never an easy task so I will use this series to share some experiences while developing it.

Exploring AArch64 assembler – Chapter 1

AArch64 is a new 64 bit mode that is part of the ARMv8 architecture presented in 2011 by ARM. It has been progressively been deployed in smartphones and servers. So I think it is a good moment to learn a bit more about the assembler of this architecture.