By Jules H. Gilder
The Apple / / sequence of pcs represents essentially the most flexible and robust domestic desktops on hand. If you've gotten used your desktop for your time, you have most likely develop into rather conversant in Applesoft uncomplicated. that is stable, simply because when you recognize that, this publication will assist you to graduate from simple programming to meeting language programming. there are lots of purposes to software your Apple in meeting language. firstly is velocity. meeting language is ready a hundred occasions speedier than simple. in case you are considering writing video games or enterprise courses that do sorting, velocity is of the essence and meeting language is a needs to. meeting language courses frequently additionally require much less reminiscence. therefore you could squeeze extra complicated courses right into a smaller quantity of reminiscence. ultimately, meeting language courses provide you with a large amount of safety, simply because they're more challenging to track and alter. whereas meeting language is robust, it does not must be tough to profit. in truth, in the event you can write courses in Applesoft uncomplicated, you are already half-way domestic. This e-book assumes you recognize easy and completely not anything approximately meeting language or computing device language. each attempt has been made to put in writing in nontechnical language and to set the chapters out in a logical demeanour, introducing new techniques in digestible items as and after they are wanted, instead of devoting entire chapters to precise items.
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If set (by SED) all values will be interpreted as Binary Coded Decimal. Bit 2: The Interrupt Flag (II We mentioned interrupts above in the description of the Break flag, and they will be looked at in more detail in Chapter 20. Suffice it to say now, that the flag is set (1=1) when the IRQ interrupt is disabled, and clear (1=0) when IRQ interrupts are permitted. Bit 1: The Zero Flag (Z I As its name implies, the flag is used to show whether or not the result of an operation is zero. If the result is zero the flag is set (Z= 1), otherwise it is cleared (Z=O).
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It follows that if the Carry flag is set (C= 1) before a subtraction and clear on completion (C=O), the value being subtracted was larger than the original value. Two instructions are available for direct use on the Carry flag: CLC SEC Clear Carry flag (C=O) Set Carry flag (C=1) Two instructions are provided to act on the condition of the Carry flag: BCC BCS 34 Branch on Carry clear (C=O) Branch on Carry Set (C = 1) 8 Addressing Modes I The 6502 and 65C02 have quite small instruction sets when compared with some of their fellow microprocessors- in fact the 6502 has a basic clique of just 56 instructions, while the 65C02 has only 8 more instructions, for a total of 64.