Hi :D,
   I wanted to know whether these two assembly languages are very similar or very different to each other. Also - what are the major differences between them?

Thanks :)

Q
Posted on 2009-05-03 09:40:10 by quddusaliquddus

Hi :D,
   I wanted to know whether these two assembly languages are very similar or very different to each other. Also - what are the major differences between them?

Thanks :)

Q


8086 is a processor/architecture, with it's own instruction set that is expressible in machine/assembly language.

Win32 is the name of Window's most notable API. The API is generally a high-level abstraction independent of architecture/language, as most API's should be.

As many posts/threads/examples here greatly demonstrate, you can use x86/64 Assembly Language with the Win32 API in order to develop programs for Windows. However, you wouldn't be using traditional 8086 (16-bit) assembly language, but 80386+ (32/64-bit) instead.
Posted on 2009-05-03 12:54:42 by SpooK
Thanks :D.

As always - this forum has been a boon to assembly learners.
Posted on 2009-05-03 13:28:15 by quddusaliquddus