October 8th, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.