Microsoft KB Archive/35883
Article ID: 35883
Article Last Modified on 10/29/2003
- Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q35883
If you assemble the following program with MASM version 5.1 and examine the public label, TheProc, you will find an underscore prefixed to it. Another symptom of the problem may occurs during link time. The linker will generate the error L2029 unresolved external on public labels.
The space before the comma in the structure initialization of Data1 causes the problem to occur.
Removing the space before the comma in the structure initialization of Data1 will allow you to work around the problem.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MASM version 5.1. This problem was corrected in MASM version 5.1a.
; Assemble options needed: none StrucType STRUC Label1 DB "LPT" Label2 DB " " StrucType ENDS _DATA SEGMENT Data1 StrucType < , "1"> _DATA ENDS _TEXT SEGMENT ASSUME CS:_TEXT, DS:_DATA PUBLIC TheProc TheProc PROC NEAR mov ax, 4C00h int 21h TheProc ENDP _TEXT ENDS END
Additional query words: 5.10 buglist5.10 fixlist5.10a
Keywords: kbfix KB35883