PhxAss V4.40 is a highly optimizing macro assembler for Motorola's 680x0
CPUs, 6888x FPUs and 68851 MMU (of course, the 030, 040 and 060 MMUs are
also supported). It requires OS2.04 (V37) and 1 MB RAM as minimum.
Most important features:
o PhxAss is FREEWARE.
o Symbolic and Source Level Debugging. Possibility to enable Source
Level Debugging for high level languages too.
o Automatic generation of executables (if possible).
o Creates relocatable Amiga-DOS objects or absolute code (written into
a file (raw or Motorola S-Format), into memory or directly onto disk).
o Small Code and Small Data support (also support for __MERGED sections).
o Listing file, Cross Reference Listing, Equates file.
o Complete floating point support: You can use complex floating point
expressions, including float functions (sine, logarithm, square root,
power, etc.), everywhere in your source, e.g. defining float EQUates or
o Switches for ten different optimizations.
o Locale symbols (xxx$ and .xxx type, also AsmOne-style: global/.local).
o Up to 36 macro parameters.
o Support for Motorola's old and new operand style (even in 68000 mode).
o locale.library usage (english, german, swedish, norwegian, italian,
danish, dutch, hungarian and french ).
o Nearly all directives of the most popular assemblers like Seka, DevPac or
AS (Aztec) are supported, and even a lot of AsmOne. Example: INCBIN,
INCDIR, CODE_C, REPT, RS, RSRESET, EQUR, REG, OFFSET, XDEF, XREF,
PUBLIC, OUTPUT, BASEREG, ENDASM, ...
o PhxAss is able to stay resident in memory.
CHANGES SINCE PHXASS V4.39 (last Aminet release):
o (d.W,PC...) / (d.L,PC...) addressing modes generated wrong displacements
in pass 2.
o Esc-Code \e was erroneously replaced by $27 instead of $1b.
o There was no error message on non-existing include files, whenever the
environment variable PhxAss/PHXASSINC was set.
o OR/AND Dn,CR/SR generate an error message now.
o B<cc> currentaddr+2 will no longer be optimized into $6000.
o More than 271 parts with local symbols lead to a crash, as a second
chunk was not correctly deallocated.
o Wrong references with absolute code starting at >= $80000000.
o 020+ addressing mode (relocsym,An,Dn.x*s) was always assembled as
o CALLM was no longer recognized since V4.38(?).
o (bd.x,An...) generated a syntax error for addresses >= $80000000.
o AsmOne-compatibility: BASEREG and ENDB.
o New option REL=RELOCATABLE/S generates an error message, as soon as
an instruction is not relocatable.
o New directive PALMRES defines a resource section for PalmOS (3Com).
o There is no special "GigaPhxAss" version anymore. PhxAss has no
more limitations on the number of source text lines by default.