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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Bill Qualls Assembler - 64-bit windows
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Declaration: Behaving like a new kid on the block... icon_redface.gif

Hi,

Was looking forward to practice my hands on Assembler PC370 by Bill Qualls and Don Higgins.

Note from enrico has given a point to start actually from here, http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=2744&highlight=bill+qualls

Was working on it and then for the very first "hello world" it talked about comptibility. Obviously, when PC370 was written it was written to practice Assembler on PC, much before even 32-bit OS was introduced. Heck, we re on 64-bit now -- any turn around for 64-bit wondows platform/s, to make use of this book and PC370?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject:
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I have 2 or 3 of the books in that link as well as Bill Qualls' book. Not one of them mentions how to set the return code (set R15 to required value) which has caused a few queries in the forum in the past.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for stopping by Nic. I'm not someone who has very good hand on Assembler, I remember OPCODEs which I used during college days but never worked for it, on it, professionally, so curious to learn more about it, though it's not going to feed me per my current role.

I'll keep R15 thing in mind, however, I believe there is lot more to learn before I reach to that stage.

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Well, Bill's book is the only assembler book that I have managed to read from front to back. It is reporting program based - no system utility stuff. The fact that it came with PC370 was not an inducement to me as I already had that and it does have its limitations - but I am too much of a tyro to really know what those are. The 'new' version of PC370 - z390 - seems a much better (and more up-to-date) product; if a little 'odd' at first.
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Nic Clouston wrote:
The 'new' version of PC370 - z390 - seems a much better (and more up-to-date) product; if a little 'odd' at first.
Yes, I'm working on it - to get it installed and working.

Robert (Sample) has also mentioned about it, during my interaction with him. Thanks Robert. icon_smile.gif

Looks like, I'll possibly post some elementary questions about assembler soon... joining the student Forum was not a bad idea at all! icon_biggrin.gif
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