pdp-11 assembly standards

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Tue Jan 10 07:53:53 CST 2017

Noel Chiappa wrote:
> Well, technically, DEC had PAL-11 and MACRO-11, but PAL-11 was
> basically a subset of MACRO-11, and used the same number syntax.)

I've been wondering about this!

What's the difference between PAL-11 and MACRO-11?

There's PAL III, PALX, PAL-D, PAL-8, PAL-10, and MACRO-8 for the PDP-8.
What's up with all those?!?

PALX is also the name for a cross assembler targeting PDP-11.

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