Current Version: 2.16
There are several different versions of HLA maintained on this site.
There are four major versions of HLA v2.x for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. Currently, HLA v2.x is in beta-test form.
This site maintains a frozen HLA v1.106 version for those people who need to use HLA v1.x to maintain old code or are concerned about the beta nature of HLA v2.x.. HLA v1.106 is available for all four operating systems.
HLA v1.99 is a frozen version that incorporates the HLA Standard Library v1.x as part of the package (for Windows and Linux users, only). Beginners who are just learning assembly language programming using the electronic edition of The Art of Assembly Language should download and use this version of HLA until they are comfortable programming in assembly language. The examples in The Art of Assembly Language use the routines found in the HLA standard library v1.x and beginning students will be able to use HLA v1.99/HLA stdlib v1.x without any problems.
Note that The Art of Assembly, Second Edition, uses code that has been tested under HLA v2.x. Also, the downloads available at this website for the Art of Assembly have all been modified to compile properly with HLA v2.x. Only the examples appearing within the book itself (1st edition printed book or the electronic edition) might require the frozen HLA v1.99 version.
To obtain HLA v1.99 (the frozen version), click here.
To obtain HLA v1.106 (For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD), click here.
Tons of fixes to the compiler and standard library.
Updated documentation files.
Added pat.failif macro to patterns.hhf
Modified rpc.hhf to support multiple remoteProcedures macro invocations.
Fixed an issue with background colors in wabsEditBox.hla.
Fixed various width issues in wScrollWindow.hla.
Updated patterns documentation to reflect pat.failif.
Added wScrollWindow_t class to HOWL.
Made lots of changes to support object background colors in HOWL (mostly to no avail).
Freed up some memory leaks when destroying HOWL objects.
Added several new constructors to various HOWL classes to allow some additional arguments.
Fixed an issue in wTabs in howl.hhf
Fixed a minor problem in the wTabs HOWL component
Fixed an issue in howl.hhf
Added second operand to wForm macro in HOWL.
Added hlatkns.hhf file (and @scan CTL function)
Added @modregrm CTL function.
Lots of little changes to HOWL code.
Added wFont_t.create_wFont2 function to include angles and weight.
Minor RPC changes
Fixed several problems with the RPC library module. Fixed some sockets module issues. Fixed some issues with the new thread-safe external names (especially in MAC.HHF and PATTERNS.HHF). Added some declarations to w.hhf.
Corrected a problem related to external VMTs for classes that inherit some other class (was getting a link error).
Corrected a problem with passing an untyped parameter as a pass-by-reference parameter.
Mainly this release consists of internal cleanup and code refactoring in the compiler plus a lot of changes to the HOWL library code.
External named declarations are now legal (e.g., static namedVMT: vmt( someclass ); external( "optional_string" );
Added new fields (at negative offsets) to the VMT: parent VMT pointer, class name, and object size.
Refactored HOWL include files and HOWL library code.
Added "super" keyword