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Gas, commanded as as when typed from the shell, is the GNU assembler. It is the default GNU Compiler Collection back-end and is used to compile the GNU operating system, its variants such as Linux, and other operating systems. It is a part of the GNU Binutils package. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Shell_(computing). ... The GNU logo, drawn by Etienne Suvasa The GNU Project was announced in 1983 by Richard Stallman. ... An assembler is a computer program for translating assembly language — essentially, a mnemonic representation of machine language — into object code. ... The GNU Compiler Collection (usually shortened to GCC) is a set of programming language compilers produced by the GNU Project. ... In their most general meanings, the terms front end and back end refer to the initial and the end stages of a process flow. ... GNU is a free software operating system. ... See Linux kernel for the kernel itself. ... In computing, an operating system (aka, OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... The GNU Binutils is a collection of programming tools developed by the Free Software Foundation for the manipulation of object code in various object file formats. ...

Gas runs and assembles on and for a number of different architectures, and also uses the AT&T assembler syntax, instead of the Intel syntax used in many other assemblers like MASM, NASM, and others which is a constant source of criticism. AT&T Inc. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, HKEx: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... The Microsoft Macro Assembler (abbreviated MASM) is an assembler for the x86 family of microprocessors. ... This article is about an assembler. ...

It is free software, and is released under the GNU General Public License. Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ...

See also

The GNU toolchain is a blanket term given to the programming tools produced by the GNU project. ...

External links

  • GNU Binutils homepage

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