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Arrays - Assembly x86

Arrays - Assembly x86

Arrays - Assembly x86

Can anyone suggest a book or a good website so that I can understand how arrays work, and how to create them. I am a visual learner, and I need a book or website that uses visuals to demonstrate the process.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


RE: Arrays - Assembly x86

I'm not sure you'll get to see much help in too many venues.  Anyway, there's not going to be too much "visual" to get in anything (whatever you mean by that anyway?) anyway.  Or much clear and good - mostly just examples more than anything that is clearly explained.

Anyhow, here's something simple, hopefully you can understand it.  I'm trying to learn from some things I have here as well and can't say I'm acing anything for right now.


program count;
  { takes table, puts number in table that is index * 2,
    then prints it }
    mytable: array[0..9] of byte;
    i: integer;

  procedure work; assembler;
      MOV BX, Offset MyTable  { BX := offset of MyTable }
      MOV CX, 0               { CX := 0 }
      MOV AX, CX              { AX := CX }
      ADD AX, CX              { AX := AX + CX }
      MOV [BX], AX            { MyTable[i] := AX }
      INC CX                  { CX := CX + 1 }
      INC BX                  { BX := BX + 1 }
      CMP CX, 10              { is CX = 10? }
      JLE Loop_Start1         { jump to loop if CX <= 10 }

    for i := 0 to 9 do
      writeln(i, ': ', mytable[i]);

Measurement is not management.

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86

Oh, and the target of the source I posted is Turbo Pascal (16-bit ASM there).

Measurement is not management.

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86


Thank you.

Your post was very helpful.

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86

Found a little error:


CMP CX, 10              { is CX = 10? }

This line should be:


CMP CX, 9              { is CX = 9? }

The error is shown by the loop taking the addressing past the table into the next variable.  You can see that by writing i before the loop and having it be 20 (10*2), which makes sense when you look at i in binary form.

Measurement is not management.

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86


Thank you for the correction. Can you help me convert an If statement to assembly language.

The if statement is:

if (value > 100) and (count <= 10)
     subtract 5*count from value;
end if;

This is what I have:

cmp value, 100
cmp ecx, 10
mov edx

This is where I left off. Can you help me with this

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86

Turbo Pascal (16-bit ASM) again.  On the jump comparison you have to give it a place to jump to, so I negated the logic.  The logic as it is does short-circuit evaluation as well, so it'll change a bit if you want both values evaluated regardless.


program ifstmt;
    count, value: integer;
    orig_value: integer;

  procedure work_asm; assembler;
      CMP    value, 100  { compare value with 100 }
      JLE    end_jump    { go to end if value <= 100 }
      CMP    count, 10   { compare count with 10 }
      JG     end_jump    { go to end if count > 10 }

      MOV    AX, count   { ax := count }
      MOV    BX, value   { bx := value }
      MOV    CX, 5       { cx := 5 - can not do operation on constant }
      MUL    CX          { AX := ax * cx }
      SUB    BX, AX      { BX := BX - AX }
      MOV    Value, BX   { value := BX }

  procedure pas_work;
      if (value > 100) and (count <= 10) then
        value := value - (5*count);

    writeln('Count <= 10 and value > 100 for value to change');
    write('Value: ');
    write('Count: ');
    orig_value := value;
    writeln('PAS Value is now: ', value);
    value := orig_value;
    writeln('ASM Value is now: ', value);

Hope this helps.  And hopefully for learning a few things myself in writing this that there aren't any bugs in it that I haven't already corrected.


Measurement is not management.

RE: Arrays - Assembly x86


Thank you again for your help.

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