From Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson@21:1/5 to All on Wed May 20 22:34:36 2020
Thank you for book recommendations in the past. I have been reading the following books recently. These are just some words on the first
impressions, maybe I'll write comprehensive reviews later; or not.
* IBM PC Assembly Language and Programming, fifth edition, by Peter Abel
This book is a good introduction to assembly programming for the x86 architecture. It starts with 16bit stuff, and also has some 32bit stuff
in it. I have not read enough of it to provide a comprehensive review
yet. It's refreshed my memory on a lot of things I've forgotten about
assembly programming, and taught me things I never knew.
* DOS and Windows Protected Mode, by Al Williams
This book is a great introduction to protected mode programming, for
both the 286 and 386 protected mode; including Windows 3.1. It covers
many DOS extenders, including DOS/4GW which is what I believe CauseWay
is compatible with . For historical purposes, it's also a fun read.
Its bibliography led me to the following book.
I believe T. Ment recommended it; thank you.
* Advanced 80386 Programming Techniques, by James Turley.
This is a really great coverage of the protected mode, and what it's
really all about. After reading this, I understand pretty well what
the protected environment on the 386 and later CPUs actually do, and
how it differs from real mode. It describes in details the hardware facilities, but fails to mention the performance cost; which is why
many/most contemporary operating systems didn't make use of them. I
believe modern operating systems don't either .