Re: Disassembler preference?

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:17:50 +0200
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> On 2017-06-29, at 20:42, Spiro Trikaliotis <> wrote:
> Note that there is a Freeware (FW) version for DOS available which
> includes the 6502 disassembler. I believe the last one is IDA FW 4.x, as
> I do not believe the 5.x series (and later) contained the 6502 module in
> the FW version anymore.
> You can find IDA FW 4.1 by searching for the file on the
> web. I also used (v3.7) some times.
> The latest FW version is available here:

All those seem to be DOS or whatever .EXE files. For me this means running it in a virtual machine, which I'd prefer to avoid.

> Having said all this: While IDA is a very powerfull tool, sometimes it
> is better to use the disassembler which is given with the assembler you
> are using yourself. That is, if do not want to look into the code, but
> also to create an assembleable version (for your own modifications), you
> might be better off using the disassembler which comes with your
> assembler.

The keyword here is "also" - that's exactly what I need it for.

> That's why I often use da65 from the cc65 package.

I used to use it too. And still use it for smaller things but I remember what kind of PITA it was to create the "infofiles" when something bigger needed to be disassembled.

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