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AIX Version 4.3 Assembler Language Reference

Location Counter

Each section of an assembler language program has a location counter used to assign storage addresses to your program's statements. As the instructions of a source module are being assembled, the location counter keeps track of the current location in storage. You can use a $ (dollar sign) as an operand to an instruction to refer to the current value of the location counter.

Related Information

Absolute addressing.

Absolute immediate addressing.

Relative immediate addressing.

Explicit-Based addressing.

Implicit-Based addressing.

The bcctr or bcc (Branch Conditional to Count Register) instruction, bclr or bcr (Branch Conditional Link Register) instruction, b (Branch) Instruction, bc (Branch Conditional) instruction.

The .using pseudo-op, .drop pseudo-op.

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