Hi All,

I've just uploaded a new version of the HLA v2.0 source code (also know as the assembler developer's kit) to Webster. The URL is

I've added about 25,000 lines of code in this release. The major changes are support for most of the HLA compile-time functions, improved record parsing, and tons of defect corrections.

The complete description appears below.
Randy Hyde


Hi All,

I've started putting the HLA v2.0 source code on Webster.
Don't get your hopes up, HLA v2.0 is still a *long* ways away at this point. But by putting the source code up on Webster I hope to achieve four things:

1. People can watch the progress of HLA v2.0 (or lack thereof), thus encouraging me to keep working on it :-)

2. Those interested in working on the HLA v2.0 open source project in the future can start studying the source code today (I intend to open development to others once I get the compile-time language and declarations parsing finished).

3. Some people are working on other assemblers and have asked for bits and pieces of the HLA v2.0 source code (because it is very high performance).

4. Some people are interested in creating their own HLLs and the HLA declaration parsing code provides a great head start for such languages.

In any case, you can check out HLA v2.0's progress at the following web page:


Randy Hyde
Posted on 2004-06-05 12:08:23 by rhyde