Hello World in Assembly

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This is an article on Hello World in Assembly in Assembly Language Programming (ALP) Tutorials.
Assembly language is one of the oldest low-level programming language for computers , micro-processors etc etc...It implements a symbolic representation of the Machine Opcodes needed to program a given CPU Architecture...Its a language based on mnemonics , labels , instructions , memory addresses and Registers... A major disadvantage of programming in assembly is that it is not at all platform independent and thus , cannot be ported to other architectures...

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In this article we'll be learning about a simple Hello World Program in x86 Unix Assembly and Will be using basic syscall table to accomplish our tasks...

We'll be using write() function to write 'Hello World' to STDIN

Syntax

Code:
write(int fd, char *Buff, int NumBytes);
In a Assembly program the arguments can be passed on to the function via a simple call stack or via registers..

We'll be using registers to pass the arguments...

Points to remember
  1. eax should contain the syscall number
  2. ebx should point to the first
  3. ecx should point to the second
  4. edx should point to the third
  5. esx should point to the fourth
  6. edi should point to the fifth
Syscall(system call) table can be looked up in /usr/include/asm/unistd_32.h

helloworld.asm
Code:
segment .data

helloWorldString  db	"Hello World",0xA ; 0xA is ascii code for line feed

helloWorldStringlen equ $ -  helloWorldString ; it contains the length of string



segment .text

global _start



_start :

	mov eax,4 			;syscall of write is 4

	mov ebx,1 			;int fd = STDIN is 1

	mov ecx,helloWorldString	;char *

	mov edx,helloWorldStringlen	;int len

	int 0x80			;shift to kernel mode


; exit call


	mov eax,1 			;syscall of exit

	mov ebx,0
			; exit(0)
	int 0x80
			; shift to kernel mode
segment .data

The first 2 lines simply define a db string containing 'Hello World' and the length of string

segment .text

First we delare a global declaration of _start lable so as to provide a entry point to the program..

The main code have been commented above for explanation , so as to provide a better understanding.

Lets now Assemble and link the program

Code:
aneesh@aneesh-laptop:~/Programming/ASM$ nasm -f elf32 helloworld.asm -o helloworld.o

aneesh@aneesh-laptop:~/Programming/ASM$ ld helloworld.o -o helloworld
Now lets run the program

Code:
aneesh@aneesh-laptop:~/Programming/ASM$ ./helloworld 

Hello World
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