To end the procedure: The portion of the argument structure beyond the initial eight doublewords is passed in memory on the stack, pointed to by the stack pointer at the time of call. The caller does not reserve space for the register arguments; the callee is responsible for reserving it if required either adjacent to any caller-saved stack arguments if required, or elsewhere as appropriate. No requirement is placed on the callee either to allocate space and save the register parameters, or to save them in any particular place.
Assembly directives Opcode mnemonics and extended mnemonics[ edit ] Instructions statements in assembly language are generally very simple, unlike those in high-level languages. Generally, a mnemonic is a symbolic name for a single executable machine language instruction an opcodeand there is at least one opcode mnemonic defined for each machine language instruction.
Each instruction typically consists of an operation or opcode plus zero or more operands. Most instructions refer to a single value, or a pair of values. Operands can be immediate value coded in the instruction itselfregisters specified in the instruction or implied, or the addresses of data located elsewhere in storage.
This is determined by the underlying processor architecture: Extended mnemonics are often used to specify a combination of an opcode with a specific operand, e. Extended mnemonics are often used to support specialized uses of instructions, often for purposes not obvious from the instruction name.
In CPUs the instruction xchg ax,ax is used for nop, with nop being a pseudo-opcode to encode the instruction xchg ax,ax. Some disassemblers recognize this and will decode the xchg ax,ax instruction as nop.
For instance, with some Z80 assemblers the instruction ld hl,bc is recognized to generate ld l,c followed by ld h,b. Mnemonics are arbitrary symbols; in the IEEE published Standard for a uniform set of mnemonics to be used by all assemblers.
The standard has since been withdrawn.
Data directives[ edit ] There are instructions used to define data elements to hold data and variables. They define the type of data, the length and the alignment of data. These instructions can also define whether the data is available to outside programs programs assembled separately or only to the program in which the data section is defined.
Some assemblers classify these as pseudo-ops. Assembly directives[ edit ] Assembly directives, also called pseudo-opcodes, pseudo-operations or pseudo-ops, are commands given to an assembler "directing it to perform operations other than assembling instructions.
Pseudo-ops can make the assembly of the program dependent on parameters input by a programmer, so that one program can be assembled different ways, perhaps for different applications. Or, a pseudo-op can be used to manipulate presentation of a program to make it easier to read and maintain.
Another common use of pseudo-ops is to reserve storage areas for run-time data and optionally initialize their contents to known values. Symbolic assemblers let programmers associate arbitrary names labels or symbols with memory locations and various constants.
Usually, every constant and variable is given a name so instructions can reference those locations by name, thus promoting self-documenting code. In executable code, the name of each subroutine is associated with its entry point, so any calls to a subroutine can use its name.
Inside subroutines, GOTO destinations are given labels. Some assemblers support local symbols which are lexically distinct from normal symbols e. Some assemblers, such as NASM, provide flexible symbol management, letting programmers manage different namespacesautomatically calculate offsets within data structuresand assign labels that refer to literal values or the result of simple computations performed by the assembler.The modus operandi was to write down your code on paper in a sort of assembly language and the secretary would actually do the transcription to punch cards, then pass them to the operator and the result would be handed back the morning after.
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