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Offline dkennell

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What does 'netwide' mean?
« on: April 12, 2019, 09:30:42 PM »
Hi there!

I'm completely new to the forum, NASM and actually assembly in general. I'm just curious as to which 'net' is being referred to in 'Netwide Assembler.' Sorry for such a noobish question, I'm just really curious. Thanks so much!

Offline Frank Kotler

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Re: What does 'netwide' mean?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 09:56:37 PM »
Hi dkennell.

Welcome to the Forum.

"Netwide" essentially means that it runs on both DOS and Linux - and other platforms. When Nasm was first written, it was a big deal. Today it is common. Doesn't mean anything really.

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Frank


Offline dkennell

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Re: What does 'netwide' mean?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 04:25:43 PM »
Ahhh, I see - that makes a lot of sense. I really like knowing why things are named what they are, so finally understanding that is a relief for me.  :) Thanks so much for your help, Frank!