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What does 'netwide' mean?


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!

Frank Kotler:
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.


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!


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