8080 Assembler-Text Editor (ATE)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 16 16:01:32 CDT 2006
> > Do you want to rephrase that? I do recall a simple assembler that did not
> > implement alpha constant strings longer than 2 bytes (as a DW). To code a
> > long string you had to do something like this:
> > DW "EH"
> > DW "LL"
> > DW " O"
> > DW "OW"
> > DW "LR"
> > DW " D"
I seem to rememebr the cassette-based editor/assembler I had for the
TRS-80 Model 1 was like that. I am not even sure it supported ASCII
characters as constants, you may have had to enter everything in Hex
> > Very tedious!
> More like:
> DW THERE
> ; rest of code
I think (although I don't have it), the assembler for the Philips P850
was like that (you had to put the second word of 2-word instructions as a
constant). The assemblers for the other P800 series machines (which had a
lot more memory) did it more as you'd expect.
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