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QL Assembler

Packaging for Sinclair QL Assembler by GST
QL Assembler was written by GST Computer Systems and published on the Sinclair Research Ltd label.

The program is a standard 68008 motorola assembler (later upgraded to create a QL Macro Assembler), which actually came complete with the editor used in the Metacomco Assembler!

The assembler includes an integral linker, and supports INCLUDE directives (for example to make use of the standard library routines included on the microdrive).

Although QL Assembler can assemble larger files than the Metacomco Assembler, the interface is not as user friendly - as you just use a command line to tell the assembler what file to assemble, what listing to produce and include numerous assembler options.

A useful public domain utility AREF2 was later written by H.P.Recktenwald which generates cross-references for the text sources supported by GST's QL Assembler.

The program was released as freeware in 2012.


Title: QL Assembler
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Unknown
Publisher: GST Computer Systems
Year of Publication: 1984
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Freeware
Price as at October 1984: £39.95
Reviews: QL User (October/November 1984), QL User (December 1984/January 1985)
Sources Available from: Unknown
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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