IAR checksum for assembler

Started by Dave M March 24, 2007
I have a program written totally in assembler. I want to use checksums
to track revisions. The IAR .lst checksum seems to include dates, etc.
in the checksum calculation. I'd like to have the IAR tools generate a
checksum only on the actual code - preferably using the IAR
Linker's "Generate checksum" capability. Where do I find or how do I
access the output of this generation?

Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430

Dave M wrote:
> I have a program written totally in assembler. I want to use checksums
> to track revisions. The IAR .lst checksum seems to include dates, etc.
> in the checksum calculation. I'd like to have the IAR tools generate a
> checksum only on the actual code - preferably using the IAR
> Linker's "Generate checksum" capability. Where do I find or how do I
> access the output of this generation?

Hi!

The checksum does not include the date (unless your application uses,
say, __DATE__).

You can find information about this in the IDE Manual, Part 7 (Reference
Information), Processing.

-- Anders Lindgren, IAR Systems.
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