Development of and around YASEP is going on in a weird way, but it still continues...

Why so much caution ? Because the changes to the architecture are quite deep. The instructions forms are increasingly complex and I've pushed the design beyond what I intended in the beginning.

If you don't remember, YASEP had only two ways to address data previously :

short form :

 Reg1 OP Reg2 => Reg1  (16 bits)

long form :

  Reg1 OP Imm16 => Reg2 (32 bits)

Now a few bits are freed and this gives much more "flexibility", so I added :

Short Immediate :

  Reg1 OP Imm4 => Reg1 (16 bits)

Long Register :

  Reg1 OP Reg2 => Reg3 (32 bits)

And because there was still some room, this last form has more elaborate versions :

Long conditional :

  Reg1 OP Reg2 IF{NOT} Reg4{LSB/MSB/Zero/ready} => Reg3 (32 bits)

And other versions come up when the Reg2 field is interpreted as Imm4 :

Long conditional short Imm: (excuse the name)

  Reg1 OP Imm4 IF{NOT} Reg4{LSB/MSB/Zero/ready} => Reg3 (32 bits)

Or without condition :

  Reg1 OP Imm4 => Reg3 (32 bits)

This applies to the computation instructions, the control instructions are still too undefined yet.

Code density should increase, which is worth the efforts. I don't know if it will reach the level of ARM or x86 but it is certainly a major advance. However, this breaks a lot of the assembler's mechanisms, so I prefer to rewrite it. This takes a while because the rest must be adapted too : the Instruction Set, the manual pages, the validators...

If you can't stand the wait, have a look at a precent, broken version at http://yasep.org/~whygee/yasep2009/, at least it is more recent than the main site.