Writing an assembler in Python

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Tue Feb 23 06:57:22 CET 2010

Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>Giorgos Tzampanakis <gt67 at hw.ac.uk> writes:
>> I'm implementing a CPU that will run on an FPGA. I want to have a  
>> (dead) simple assembler that will generate the machine code for 
>> me. I want to use Python for that. Are there any libraries that 
>> can help me with the parsing of the assembly code?
>One "dead simple" option is the re module.

Yes, indeed.  I have implemented TWO different FPGA-based microassemblers
in Python using the essentially undocumented but magically delicious
re.Scanner class.  Simple and flexible.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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