[vcf-midatlantic] Woohoo!

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sun Jul 30 13:06:40 EDT 2017

On 07/30/2017 08:19 AM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 7/30/2017 4:52 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> This popped into my mind: what if you want to display a large amount 
>> of text? I assume there's some better way than loading each individual 
>> character. The book I'm reading may explain it in a later chapter, and 
>> maybe it's counterproductive for me to ask at this point! Not looking 
>> for a code example right now. But someone please assure me assembly 
>> isn't always * this tedious *.


> It depends on what you need by a larger amount of text. A line or a 
> couple of lines, you'd use a loop. A lot more than that, you might have 
> to read it off disk.. which is an entirely different conversation.
> Check out this for a simple hello world Merlin style:
> http://ceos.io/dev/hello.s 

Thanks. Presumably/hopefully the "ASC" command is covered later in the book.

> The BEQ and BPL instructions are what are called branch logic 
> conditions...

I understand branching in theory but I don't understand most of your 
detailed explanation. Fortunately I don't * need * to understand that 
right now. Will save your message for when the right time arrives.

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