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Rubyko



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Shift sequence of bytes.
Hello. How to right or left shift a sequence of bytes by specified N bits effectively? Suggestions ?
Post 04 Mar 2017, 05:44
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Have a look at shld and shrd. You can chain them together to make multiple {q|d}word shifts. If the shift amount is more than 32 bits (or 64 bits for 64-bit code) then shift by whole units and add the sh{l|r}d to the last few bits.
Post 04 Mar 2017, 06:28
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Rubyko



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Yes, it might work. Thank you.
Post 04 Mar 2017, 09:25
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The FASMG source code has a routine to do multi-byte shift.

See EXPRESSIONS.INC, shift_term_value_left: and shift_term_value_right:

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Post 04 Mar 2017, 16:01
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Tomasz Grysztar
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bitRAKE wrote:
The FASMG source code has a routine to do multi-byte shift.

See EXPRESSIONS.INC, shift_term_value_left: and shift_term_value_right:

These routines are sub-optimal for larger inputs, since they shift just a single byte per loop iteration. But I preferred to keep them simple, as optimizing them would have little effect on the overall performance of the assembler. For longer inputs SHLD/SHRD are probably a good recommendation. And fasm 1 uses SHLD/SHRD in its SHL/SHR operators implementation.
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