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Re: macro's and arguments
On 16.10.12 09:45, Jan Beulich wrote:
> But no, this is nothing that needs fixing - macro arguments are
> separated by commas or blank space (unless parenthesized) -
> see the documentation of .macro. It arguably is a possible
> enhancement to allow for a mode where only commas separate
> them (I have been missing this at times, too).
Yes, an opt-in additional mode would protect existing code in the wild.
Having long used "blank space" parameter separation, to allow gas to
compile small languages, I'm more than a little partial to the existing
Some example statements, handled by gas macros are:
start_timer A 70 mS
if p1 is 0
if it isnt Standby ; Following a test macro.
if event includes <some_bitmask_parameter>
Perhaps though, there are other syntaxes where lots of commas are nice.
One man's constant is another man's variable.
- A.J. Perlis