Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler and
Tachyon z/Assembler 2.1 Announcement
January 21, 2001:
Tachyon Software is pleased to announce
Linux for S/390 and Linux for zSeries programming support for the
In addition to the GOFF object file support included in version 2,
the Tachyon z/Assembler supports creation of the object file in ELF format.
ELF is the object file format supported by many UNIX variants, including Linux.
ELF support in the Tachyon z/Assembler will make it possible
to create Linux for S/390 and Linux for zSeries
programs using the traditional HLASM-style assembly language.
The Tachyon z/Assembler can also run on Linux for S/390 and Linux for zSeries.
Other enhancements in version 2.1 of both the Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler
and the Tachyon z/Assembler include:
- Support for delimited EBCDIC source and macro files (like OS/390 HFS text files)
and macro and copy files stored in UNIX tar files.
- A new command-line interface program that invokes the assembler once for each assembler
source file specified.
- Enhanced ASCII support through CA and CE DC constants, literals and self-defining terms
as well as the new TRANSLATE(AS,SELF) option.
- The new FLAG(RA) option can be used to flag all relocatable address consants
in movable code.
- The new FLAG(HLASM) option enables some enhanced error checking available with
IBMs HLASM. These error checks can be disabled to prevent problems with
older source code.
- The new TERM(EVENT) option causes the assembler to generate the SYSTERM
file in IBM EVENT format for IBMs VisualAge TPF.
- The new OPTABLE(ZOP) instruction set option includes only the
z/Architecture instructions (Tachyon z/Assembler only).
The OPTABLE option also supports the new LIST parameter
which causes the assembler to print a summary of the supported operation codes.
Details of the changes in this release are available in the
Changes section of the
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