26.3. Motorola Syntax

The standard Motorola syntax for this chip differs from the syntax already discussed (refer to Section 26.2 Syntax). as can accept Motorola syntax for operands, even if mit syntax is used for other operands in the same instruction. The two kinds of syntax are fully compatible.

In the following table apc stands for any of the address registers (%a0 through %a7), the program counter (%pc), the zero-address relative to the program counter (%zpc), or a suppressed address register (%za0 through %za7). The use of size means one of w or l, and it may always be omitted along with the leading dot. The use of scale means one of 1, 2, 4, or 8, and it may always be omitted along with the leading asterisk.

The following additional addressing modes are understood:

Address Register Indirect

(%a0) through (%a7) %a7 is also known as %sp, i.e. the Stack Pointer. %a6 is also known as %fp, the Frame Pointer.

Address Register Postincrement

(%a0)+ through (%a7)+

Address Register Predecrement

-(%a0) through -(%a7)

Indirect Plus Offset

number(%a0) through number(%a7), or number(%pc).

The number may also appear within the parentheses, as in (number,%a0). When used with the pc, the number may be omitted (with an address register, omitting the number produces Address Register Indirect mode).

Index

number(apc,register.size*scale)

The number may be omitted, or it may appear within the parentheses. The apc may be omitted. The register and the apc may appear in either order. If both apc and register are address registers, and the size and scale are omitted, then the first register is taken as the base register, and the second as the index register.

Postindex

([number,apc],register.size*scale,onumber)

The onumber, or the register, or both, may be omitted. Either the number or the apc may be omitted, but not both.

Preindex

([number,apc,register.size*scale],onumber)

The number, or the apc, or the register, or any two of them, may be omitted. The onumber may be omitted. The register and the apc may appear in either order. If both apc and register are address registers, and the size and scale are omitted, then the first register is taken as the base register, and the second as the index register.