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flat assembler > Compiler Internals > mov [eax], 1.0 (in 1.71.27+)

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dunkaist



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mov [eax], 1.0 (in 1.71.27+)
Hello,

starting with version 1.71.27 fasm complains on this line.

Code:
mov  [eax], 1.0
errorinvalid value.


Was this compatibility change intentional? Should such a code be modified as follows?

Code:
mov [eax], dword 1.0


Now it looks very like to following code.

Code:
mov  [eax], 10
erroroperand size not specified.

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Post 05 Jun 2016, 00:55
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revolution
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I think the existence of the error is correct but the error text is misleading. To guarantee you get what you want you should put the size override on the destination:

Code:
mov dword[eax],value

If "value" is a float and you try to put it into a byte then you will get an error:

Code:
mov byte[eax],3.1415926 ;value cannot fit

Post 05 Jun 2016, 05:14
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Tomasz Grysztar
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Yes, the error message is incorrect here, it should be like in the "mov [eax],10" case. The size operator has to be required to distinguish "mov dword [eax],1.0" and "mov word [eax],1.0", the latter is allowed since the introduction of F16C instructions.
Post 05 Jun 2016, 07:43
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dunkaist



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Thank you for quick replies! I'll update existing code.
Post 05 Jun 2016, 16:18
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Tomasz Grysztar
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I have corrected the handling of this error in 1.71.54.
Post 09 Jun 2016, 10:36
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