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kalpana

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: MVC instruction to move 255 characters only
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Using MVC instruction we can move 255 characters only. Why it is restricted like this.
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UmeySan

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject:
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Hi kalpana !

Plse search the forum for alittle article about the magic of 255Bytes.
Back to your Question. The length is internaly stored in one byte.
So what is the max. value you could store there ???

If you want to MVC more than that, use MVCL.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject:
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The length is internaly stored in one byte.
So what is the max. value you could store there ???


Yes, but be aware that the length is relatrive to zero. You can get interesting results if the length byte is set to x'FF' !!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject:
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@ Garry Carroll !

Thank's for adding this apect. Cause programming in Assembler whole day, i forgot. I allways start counting with zero.

Somtimes i characterize myself as binary zero.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply to: MVC instruction to move 255 characters only
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I am stealing this from somebody else that uses this phase in his signature and paraphrasing a bit:

The are 10 types of people in this world. Those that think binary and those who don't.


(The qualification I gave at the beginning of this post was provided,
since I know that there are others who will recognize the phrase
and be pissed because I stole it first!).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject:
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You're probably right to have the qualification lest plagiarism "byte" you.... Is
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paraphrasing a bit
possibly? I though they were either 'on' or 'off'. Was never very good at fuzzy logic.....

Garry.
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