I finally found the NASM assembler.


I had heard that name before, many times, but somehow never looked into it. Weird. πŸ€¨πŸ€”

This is the kind of program I was looking for.

  1. It is free software. Especially in the DOS ecosystem, free/libre software is a very scarce resource.
  2. It’s a small command line program, not a huge behemoth.
  3. Documentation appears to be well written.
  4. It can even cross-compile DOS binaries from Linux.

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