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Old 30 September 2015, 23:59   #1
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First amiga assembler

Hello coders, I´ve a question for the oldschool members. (its for a work)

Anyone knows which was the first assembler on Amiga?

A68K ? Digital Research Assembler ? Metacomco Macro Assembler ?
OMA ? Seka Assembler?

thanks.
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Old 01 October 2015, 03:04   #2
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I don't know. (No, that's not what you wanted to know.)

Define "first". For first commercial I would guess Metacomco.
However, Amiga Inc must have used some kind of assembler during bringup and it was probably running on the SAGE machines. They have infamously used the Greenhills C compiler, so perhaps that company also had an assembler - if it produced intermediary assembler code then they had at least a rudimentary one, though perhaps not a fully fleshed one.

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Old 02 October 2015, 06:52   #3
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i wanna say a68k or metacompco were the first. but at almost 47 yrs old, memory doesnt serve me well.
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Old 02 October 2015, 10:31   #4
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Seka was early, but the first should be some US command line assembler feels like
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Old 02 October 2015, 12:49   #5
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First one to output Amiga programs was probably part of the early cross-tools, see the disks at the bottom of the gallery:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1024428...elopmentSystem

I'm also guessing that Metacomco Macro Assembler was the first one to run directly on the Amiga.
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