39.2. Syntax

39.2.1. Special Characters

! is the line comment character.

You can use ; instead of a newline to separate statements.

39.2.2. Register Names

The Z8000 has sixteen 16 bit registers, numbered 0 to 15. You can refer to different sized groups of registers by register number, with the prefix r for 16 bit registers, rr for 32 bit registers and rq for 64 bit registers. You can also refer to the contents of the first eight (of the sixteen 16 bit registers) by bytes. They are named rnh and rnl.

byte registers
     r0l r0h r1h r1l r2h r2l r3h r3l r4h r4l r5h r5l r6h r6l r7h r7l

word registers
     r0 r1 r2 r3 r4 r5 r6 r7 r8 r9 r10 r11 r12 r13 r14 r15

long word registers
     rr0 rr2 rr4 rr6 rr8 rr10 rr12 rr14

quad word registers
     rq0 rq4 rq8 rq12

39.2.3. Addressing Modes

as understands the following addressing modes for the Z8000:

rn

Register direct

@rn

Indirect register

addr

Direct: the 16 bit or 24 bit address (depending on whether the assembler is in segmented or unsegmented mode) of the operand is in the instruction.

address(rn)

Indexed: the 16 or 24 bit address is added to the 16 bit register to produce the final address in memory of the operand.

rn(#imm)

Base Address: the 16 or 24 bit register is added to the 16 bit sign extended immediate displacement to produce the final address in memory of the operand.

rn(rm)

Base Index: the 16 or 24 bit register rn is added to the sign extended 16 bit index register rm to produce the final address in memory of the operand.

#xx

Immediate data xx.