Re: Processor specific optimisations

perle@cs.tu-berlin.de (Frank Wilde)
30 Jan 2002 20:40:50 -0500

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From: perle@cs.tu-berlin.de (Frank Wilde)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 30 Jan 2002 20:40:50 -0500
Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany
References: 02-01-077 02-01-126 02-01-151
Keywords: optimize
Posted-Date: 30 Jan 2002 20:40:50 EST

Rick Hohensee <rickh@capaccess.org> wrote:


> [...] Speaking of the 6502 and deliberately falling off the edge
> of the earth as a programming technique, has anyone ever used 6502
> "pre-indexed indirect" addressing? I didn't find any occurance of it
> in the C64 ROMs, 8k by Commodore and 8k by Microsoft.


That would be ($nn,X), right? I'd suspect management of the
connectedness of screen lines to logical lines (present in all CBM
machines with less than 80 cpl) of having used that mode; why else
would they reserve (about) 24 precious zero-page variables for just a
flag per byte?


Ciao,
Perle


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