I've not done anything this past week as I've been fixing a friends machine (and been knackered to boot!), so I've made no progress from what I reported last time.
However I was thinking.... I got a question a while ago about my tools being runable on Mac/Linux and I said probably not, but that might not be true. You see the thing about C# and .NET is that you can just use it as a C/C++ compiler as C# will happily do whats called unsafe code; thats basically where you use pointers again. Now what this means is I can port SNASM and possibly Minus4 into a C#/.NET environment and get it compiling, and it would then magically work on other platforms!
You see the thing about .NET is that its a virtual state machine, so you compile your code for a mythical CPU. This is then JIT (Just In Time) compiled when the program runs - much like Java is. This means my plain ol' C++ program would run quite happily under Mono on Mac or Linux. If I get a chance, I'll give this a go and see how I get on. Once its in a C# project I can then slowly port it properly to C# without all the pain.
(And yes...I know theres a managed C++ for .NET, but C/C++ sucks and I'd rather use C# these days...)