Alternatives for outdated assembler (AS)?

Joshua Root jmr at
Thu Apr 9 23:09:16 PDT 2015

> I'm trying to compile Crypto++ on OSX *with* ASM enabled. By default,
> Crpyto++ disabled ASM because of Apple's outdated assembler. The
> problem occurs with both Command Line Tools and Xcode (a sample of the
> errors is shown below).
> I installed the Binutils package, but it does not come with an updated
> assembler.
> What are the options for using an updated assembler on OS X?
> Thanks in advance.

I think the best option is probably the LLVM assembler that clang
integrates. Other options are nasm and yasm, for which we have ports.

All of those may not necessarily support any given GNU feature.

- Josh

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