[fpc-pascal] VASM upgrade to 1.9 breaks cross compiler build
Norman at dunbar-it.co.uk
Tue Apr 18 16:14:35 CEST 2023
After a long break, I decided to start work/play on the Sinclair QL FPC
I noticed that using any release of the vasm assembler, from 1.9
onwards, breaks the "crossall" build. It spits out a number of "warning
1007: scratch at the end of line" errors, then the build fails with 2
errors -- neither of which are displayed.
Reverting back to any of the 1.8 releases, 1.8l (ell) is the latest, and
the build works fine.
I'm pretty sure almost nobody is building the cross compiler for this
particular bit of 1980s hardware, other than myself and a couple of
others, but hopefully this message will be useful to someone. It could
be that the later versions of the assembler are going to break other
For best results, the 1.8l version of vasm can be obtained from
http://phoenix.owl.de/tags/vasm1_8l.tar.gz and this is the most recent
version of the assembler that will help build the cross compiler.
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