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How to pass dynamically parameters to the sub program

 
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kalpana

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: How to pass dynamically parameters to the sub program
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Hi all,
Could any one please let me know the answers for the below assembler questions

1) How to pass parameters to the sub program and how we will recieve it back? ( I need this with sample code)

2) How to access array elements in assembler?

3) what is the significane of NOP ( No Operation)

4) How you can call a sub program dynamicaly
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Garry Carroll

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject:
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1) Parameters are passed, by convention, using register 1 (R1). R1 is set to the address of the first parameter. The last parameter in the parameter list has the high-order bit set 'on'.

Thus:
Code:
 

            L    R1,=A(FIRST)
            ST  R1,PARM1                 
            L    R1,=A(SECOND)
            ST  R1,PARM2
            L    R1,=A(THIRD)
            ST  R1,PARM3
            OI  PARM3,X'80' 
            L    R1,=A(PARMLIST)
         
            CALL  NEXTPROG


PARMLIST    DS   0F
PARM1       DS   F       
PARM2       DS   F       
PARM3       DS   F   




NEXTPROG will have code to retrieve these parms - e.g.

Code:


              LM    R2,R4,0(R1)
              LA    R4,0(R4)              * lose high-order bit



Any changes made are visible to the calling program at the addresses specified.

2) A number of ways. For an array with multiple fields per array entry, provide a DSECT which describes those fields. Using registers, caclulate the offset to the array entry to require and align the DSECT before using the field names.

3) NOP is a "no operation". Its significance depends on the program context. It might be modified "on the fly" to a branch, though that's frowned upon these days.

4) If you don't link the program as static at linkedit time it should be called dynamically.

Regards,
Garry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to pass dynamically parameters to the sub prog
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Thanks alot for ur quick response.
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