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madmatt



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madmatt
How would you load unprintable characters into a register.
I want to do this:

Code:
mov word [esi],'d\0'    

Instead of:
Code:
mov byte [esi],'d':mov byte [esi+1],0    
Post 05 Feb 2004, 20:15
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Tomasz Grysztar



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Tomasz Grysztar
In this case just:
Code:
mov word [esi],'d'    

will do what you want.
More universal solution:
Code:
mov word [esi],'d' + 0 shl 8    

But how is this related to the title of your post?
Post 05 Feb 2004, 20:18
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madmatt



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madmatt
ok, thanks. Hmm, didn't know it would add the zero byte if you did: mov word [esi],'d' . I couldn't find any information on this in the fasm docs. I'm writing some number conversion routines for a 32bit asm/dos library that I am writing and wanted to save some typing.
Post 05 Feb 2004, 20:35
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