The following are in order of appearance on my
To Eric Isaacson of Bloomington,
Indiana, whose excellent assembler, A(3)86, I used for many years until
I wrote GoAsm. Eric was a great support
in shaking up GoBug to its present state.
||My thanks and tributes go particularly to
Wayne J Radburn, of Gatineau,
Québec, the walking brain, one of a handful of pioneers who saw
at an early stage the fun and beauty of
Win32+assembler programming. He devoted many hours and days corresponding
with me, discussing ideas, testing my programs and correcting my work. In
particular, he pushed me hard to create a decent Beta version of GoBug, and decent
versions of everything else since then for that matter.
||Then to Anthony Robinson
of Nomansland, New Forest, England, for finding and putting up with early
errors in GoRC, solely to assist a fellow programmer, and to further the
Sven Schreiber, of Herzogenaurach, Germany, for writing the
brilliant WALK32, which inspired
us all, and which he generously devoted to the public domain in the hope
that it would generate more interest in Win32+assembler, which it did.
Sven also asked for greater pre-processor power in GoRC, much to my alarm,
but he got it. He has now produced a most impressive work "Undocumented
Windows 2000 Secrets" - a real goldmine of internal 2000 information.
||Thanks to all those others who helped to test the first "Go" tool, GoRC, and to give
me ideas, including
Kaproncai Tamás, of Hungary, and all the members of the
old compuserve PROGLA forum.
To Leland M. George of West Virginia,
who enthusiastically found bugs in GoAsm which no one
else could have found nor will ever find again. He also pressed hard
with good ideas which resulted in several changes to my programs.
|Then to René Tournois of Liousville, Meuse, France,
author of the ground breaking RosAsm assembler, for being an example of perseverance in the face of adversity. Here is his cat.
||And a special thanks to Edgar Hansen of Kelowna, British Columbia,
Canada ("Donkey"), who is rumoured never to sleep,
at least whilst there remains either (a) any bug or enhancement required in the "Go" tools
or (b) any unwritten example, library or include file for them. Edgar was too tired to pose, so
here is his cat "Bear" who looks equally tired, and Smokey who looks very alert.
Ramon Sala of Barcelona, Spain, creator of the great Easy Code
visual assembly IDE, for all his hard work in converting it to work with
GoAsm for free distribution to all interested programmers. Once he started
on this project Ramon never once looked back.
And thanks also to the team from Imperial College, London, headed
by Simon Tatham and Julian Hall who wrote NASM and to Anthony Williams
who wrote ALINK. They devoted their work to the online community out of
And thanks to those who wrote those articles
and books, without which my understanding would have been much diminished,
including Sven Screiber (Undocumented Windows 2000 Secrets),
Matt Pietrek (Windows 95 System Programming Secrets), John Robbins
(Bugslayer in the MSJ), and Rick Booth (Inner Loops). And those who had
the greatest part in feeding my original interest in assembler many years
ago, Peter Norton (Programmer's Guide to the IBM PC and Advanced Assembly
Language), David C. Willen and Jeffrey I. Krantz (8088 Assembler Language
Programming: The IBM PC) and Ray Duncan (Advanced MSDOS Programming).
And of course a special thanks to all those members of the
GoAsm and tools forum
and the Windows ASM
Community Message Board including in particular
Greg Heller of the Congo ("Bushpilot").
Thanks also for the support, suggestions and bug reports from Daniel Fazekas of Budapest
Hungary, grv, Jeff Aguilon, Jonne Ahner, Thomas Hartinger, Martyn Joyce,
Kazó Csaba, Brian Warburton, Mike Lorenz, Marek Targowski, and Dmitry Ilyin.
||To my dear wife Judy
who (I think) understands and tolerates my single-mindedness, on the pragmatic basis
that it "keeps me out of mischief", and therefore the best wife one could
hope for. And there are other reasons too, of course.
To our two cats, Lucy
Thank you, Lucy, for testing my work thoroughly
at the approach of meal time by sitting on the keyboard in order to block
my view of the screen. Unwittingly you provided some really random keyboard
Thank you Squeeky for giving me such good
company during long programming sessions, and for somehow missing all the
keys when walking over the keyboard. I think you are a very sensible pussy.
Thank you, also, Shadow for
giving similar support to Wayne J Radburn in Québec.||
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