The most important change to 0.98.38 is that the broken ELF backend in 0.98.37 has (hopefully) been fixed. The Netwide Assembler, NASM, is an 80x86 assembler designed for portability and modularity. It supports a range of object file formats, including Linux and NetBSD/FreeBSD a.out, ELF, COFF, Microsoft 16-bit OBJ and Win32. It will also output plain binary files. Its syntax is designed to be simple and easy to understand, similar to Intel's but less complex. It supports Pentium, P6, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE and SSE2 opcodes, and has macro capability.
* Add Makefile for 16-bit DOS binaries under OpenWatcom, and modify
mkdep.pl to be able to generate completely pathless dependencies, as
required by OpenWatcom wmake (it supports path searches, but not
* Fix the STR instruction.
* Fix the ELF output format, which was broken under certain
circumstances due to the addition of stabs support.
* Quick-fix Borland format debug-info for -f obj
* Fix for %rep with no arguments (#560568)
* Fix concatenation of preprocessor function call (#794686)
* Fix long label causes coredump (#677841)
* Use autoheader as well as autoconf to keep configure from generating
ridiculously long command lines.
* Make sure that all of the formats which support debugging output
actually will suppress debugging output when -g not specified.