I was going through some documents and web pages on building a boot loader !
I am new to assembly programming.
I want to know whether I should use NASM or MASM for assembly programming ?
What is the meaning of this code snippet :
.286 ; CPU type .model TINY ; memory of model extrn _BootMain:near ; prototype of C func
How do we know the cpu type ?
What is the use of ':near' ?
Please help !