I will be as delicate as possible. If someone else wants to say the 'P' word go ahead.
One of Parallax's competitor's has assembler for their PIC based Basic language teaching system.
You just change the settings in their editor and away you go. It's now an assembler editor.
So we see it is quite doable.
With Parallax's deep PIC experience it would be like 'falling off a log' for them to add assembler and C to their
Basic Stamp editor.
AMATEUR ASSEMBLY PROGRAMMER