After taking my first steps in the world of Assembly, and getting my little extended Hello World running, I had learned that writing error-free Assembly code is by no means impossible, but you have to take great care to not make mistakes. I basically had to turn on my debugger after every bigger modification, because I had accidentally broken something.
But just like C and other languages protect you from simple mistakes, like not unwinding the stack after calling a cdecl-convention function, or addressing variables on the stack incorrectly, you can easily help yourself write cleaner, more robust code with the help of macros.
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A few days ago, a thought popped into my head. “Hey, let’s learn how to write assembly!”
While I know the basics of how Assembly works, and even though I’ve read some Assembly code over the years, while debugging or analyzing applications, I’ve never written an actual program in any Assembly language. That obviously had to change.
How hard could it be, right?
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Many years ago, when the European version of the MMORPG Mabinogi was still active, I was approached by a moderator of the official Mabinogi EU forum. Apparently Nexon was looking for people to translate an upcoming patch for MapleStory, another MMORPG of theirs, from English to their native language. This was on a Wednesday, one week before the patch was to be released, though they didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. My first question was regarding payment, and after the moderator had consulted his contact at Nexon I was told some numbers. The translation of the entire update into one language would’ve been worth about 750€ ($900), and since I didn’t have anything better to do that week, I agreed.
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I’ve always liked C and its simplicity, but it’s kinda tedious to write bigger programs in it, which is why I’ve always refrained from doing so. It’s not even the memory management, it’s simple things, like working with strings, or the overhead you have for calling “methods”,
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animal_do_something(animal). In comes Go, the programming language by Google.
My first blog ever. My, how exciting. 🤨