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Adcock



Joined: 09 Aug 2017
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Code:
org 256
mov [wtf],11110111b
mov dl,[wtf]
mov ah,2
int 21h
int 20h
label wtf byte
db 0b    

Why this works but not this.
Code:
org 256
mov [wtf],11110111b
mov dl,wtf
mov ah,2
int 21h
int 20h
label wtf byte
db 0b    

The following works too. [Regardless of output]
Code:
org 256
mov [wtf],11110111b
mov dx,wtf
mov ah,9
int 21h
int 20h
label wtf byte
db 0b    


Edit :

Wait wait. I think I got it.
Cause address is 16 bit but dl is 1 byte.
Right?

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Post 08 Oct 2018, 06:44
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CandyMan



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Because you used "org 256" directive. Address of wtf is bigger than 255 and the register dl is 8-bit (0..255 unsigned value).

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Post 08 Oct 2018, 07:22
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DimonSoft



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Adcock wrote:
Wait wait. I think I got it.
Cause address is 16 bit but dl is 1 byte.
Right?

Exactly.
Post 09 Oct 2018, 09:59
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