Inline assembly

Warning: inline assembly is an unstable feature and may change or be removed entirely in the future! If you want to use inline assembly, it’s better to use CGo instead (and use inline assembly in C directly).

The device-specific packages like device/avr and device/arm provide Asm functions which you can use to write inline assembly:


You can also pass parameters to the inline assembly:

result := arm.AsmFull(`
    add {}, {value}, #3
`, map[string]interface{}{
    "value": 42,
println("result:", int(result))

At the moment, only integer types are supported as operands.

Inline assembly using CGo

Inline assembly directly in TinyGo is unstable. A more stable way to use inline assembly is through CGo:

package main

int inlineasm(int value) {
        int result;
        __asm__("add %[result], %[value], #3"
                : [result]"=r"(result)
                : [value]"r"(value));
        return result;
import "C"

func main() {
        result := C.inlineasm(42)
        println("result:", int(result))

Because the inlineasm C function is inlined into the Go main function, there is no additional CGo overhead.

Inline assembly in C also has much more features that allow it to be used more safely (for example, by correctly marking registers as clobbered). A good introduction to inline assembly is this ARM GCC inline assembly cookbook.