If you are not sure whether you have found a bug, here are some guidelines:
If the assembler gets a fatal signal, for any input whatever, that is a
as bug. Reliable assemblers never crash.
If as produces an error message for valid input, that is a bug.
If as does not produce an error message for invalid input, that
is a bug. However, you should note that your idea of “invalid input” might
be our idea of “an extension” or “support for traditional practice”.
If you are an experienced user of assemblers, your suggestions for improvement
of as are welcome in any case.