Talk:AS86

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Deletion

I am tempted to delete this. When I searched for as86, the first hit was this article. It doesn't have anything to do with GNU as far as I can see. The last release seems to have been in 1997 or 2002 or 2004 or something. There's no website as far as I can track down. The project seems to also contain a ld86. It also goes by the names of bin86 (name of package in debian [1]), dev86, or linux86. It seems to have been developed by a Bruce Evans. The project seems pretty obsolete by now and is only of historical interest. I can't quite imagine how this can be useful to anyone osdeving today. A website for this appears to be [2] with timestamps from this decade. Probably a fork. See the #osdev logs for 2016-07-22 for a discussion with a bit more information. --Sortie 09:19, 22 July 2016 (CDT)


At least it doesn't show up as the first hit on google for me. Instead, I stumbled on a man page that documents it as once being the assembler for the Linux kernel. I don't want to get rid of it (especially considering its former glory), so I tried turning it more into a big "go away" sign instead. - Combuster 01:40, 25 July 2016 (CDT)

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