pdp-11 assembly standards

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Tue Jan 10 09:24:37 CST 2017

Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > What's the difference between PAL-11 and MACRO-11?
> Without going through the manuals at length, basically MACRO-11 supports
> macros, and PAL-11 doesn't. The syntax is otherwise very similar.

So I wonder if this holds true in general, PAL are simpler assemblers
without macros?

>     > PALX is also the name for a cross assembler targeting PDP-11.
> I know it was used on ITS (although the PALX source had assembly
> options for all the main PDP-10 OS's, except TOPS-10), was that where
> it was written, do you happen to know? It's in MIDAS, so probably...

http://www.saildart.org/PRUNE.DAT[1,3] says:

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