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GCC for DOS / "Abort!"

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Hello,

I tried to port a Linux C program to DOS. When compiling with GCC, everything seems to work ok, but after some second it just says "Abort!". Do you have an explanation for this?

If you need to look at the script, it's located at ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Christian_Wenz/test.c - the C library function strtod using assembler.
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First off, this is an assembly program embedded in a C file.

Can you give a better idea of where it fails and what the register values are when it does?
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First off, this is an assembly program embedded in a C file.

Can you give a better idea of where it fails and what the register values are when it does?
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I have no idea if it fails when running, as I get this "Abort!" message during compilation.
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Have you tried turning on all warnings to their highest levels?  That might give you a bit more information on what the problem might be.

-=- James.
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gavriep earned 40 total points
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Linux and DOS use a different syntax of inline assembler. That's the reason you get the "Abort".

You asked for an explanation, so this is submitted as an answer.

As to the solution -- I can't be specific, but you need to change the format of the inline ASM. See the DJGPP docs!
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