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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 Linux and other operating systems such as the GNU operating system. 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. ... Tux is the official Linux mascot. ... An operating system is a special computer program that manages the relationship between application software, the wide variety of hardware that makes up a computer system, and the user of the system. ... GNU is a free software operating system. ... 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. One source of criticism is the fact that it uses the AT&T assembler syntax, rather than the Intel syntax used in many other assemblers; later versions do however support the Intel syntax. 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. ...


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 the most popular 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. ... FASM is an assembler for the IA-32 architecture. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM) is a high-level assembler that was produced by Microsoft. ... This article is about an assembler. ... The Turbo Assembler (TASM) mainly PC-targeted assembler package was Borlands offering in the x86 assembler programming tool market. ...

External links

  • GNU Binutils homepage

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In 2001 The GNU C Library Steering Committee , was formed and currently consists of Mark Brown, Paul Eggert, Andreas Jaeger, Jakub Jelinek, Roland McGrath and Andreas Schwab.
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