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AIX Version 4.3 Assembler Language Reference

About This Book

This book provides information on the assembler language program as implemented by the AIX Version 4 assembler. Topics covered include assembler operation, instructions, pseudo-operations, and extended mnemonics for the POWER and PowerPC architectures and their supported processors.

Note: The information in this book can also be found on the AIX Version 4.3 Extended Documentation CD. This online documentation is designed to be viewed with an HTML version 3.2 compatible web browser.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for experienced assembler language programmers. To use this book effectively, you should be familiar with AIX or UNIX System V commands, assembler instructions, pseudo-ops, and processor register usage.

Before You Begin

This book does not teach readers how to program or operate their system. Furthermore, this book contains little or no information about:

How to Use This Book

Overview of Contents

This book contains the following chapters and appendixes:


The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:

Bold Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system.
Italics Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.
Monospace Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.

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