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> > 1.  In a file TUTOR.ASM, constants are preceded by a period e.g.
> >
> >      movlw .5
> >   moves a value of 5 to w.  What is the period for?
>
> '.' = Decimal

I have thus far only used the Parallax assembler for a 16C57.  I am
surprised to see this reference to a fractional number...(0.5 I assume).
Does this really refer to the value of 0.5?  How is this stored in
the w register???

Thanks,

Martin Kirk
mlkasu.edu

> > > 1.  In a file TUTOR.ASM, constants are preceded by a period e.g.
> > >
> > >      movlw .5
> > >   moves a value of 5 to w.  What is the period for?
> >
> > '.' = Decimal
>
>         I have thus far only used the Parallax assembler for a 16C57.  I am
> surprised to see this reference to a fractional number...(0.5 I assume).
> Does this really refer to the value of 0.5?  How is this stored in
> the w register???
>
> Thanks,
>
> Martin Kirk
> mlkasu.edu
>
It represent decimals 5, not a half. Just a method of distinguishing
between hex, octal and decimal.

-Alasdair

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