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Simple ASM program



Written by:dimport
Published by:sefo
Published on:2003-06-21 07:19:46
Topic:Assembly
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This simple ASM program is designed to show you some of the syntax, and get you accustomed to how the code is written.

This example prints a character to the screen

An assembler is required to turn this into an executable application. Look here for details of downloading assemblers

.MODEL SMALL
 
.CODE

MOV AH,2 ;COMMAND TO PRINT CHAR
MOV DL,'J' ; CHARACTER TO PRINT
INT 21h ;INTERRUPT TO PRINT CHAR
INT20h ; RETURN SAFELY TO DOS
 
END


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Comments:
typedeaF
2006-07-20 17:47:15
Horrible?
The comments tell you exactly whats going on... if you already understand whats going on :/ Even then, they are still vague.

This program makes use the the DOS service dispatcher which is called by making a software interrupt to vector 0x21. The particular service is called "Display Character" which is service 0x02. This is why AH is loaded with 2. The Print Character service also expects the character to be loaded in DL. Interrupt vector 0x20 is one of several ways to return control back to the program.

A lot could be said alone on software interrupts and the interrupt vector table before even getting into the particular services the DOS service dispatcher.

Learning assembly isnt about memorizing code snippits and instructions, its about memory addressing and memory management.

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