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authorH. Peter Anvin (Intel) <hpa@zytor.com>2020-06-30 13:37:29 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin (Intel) <hpa@zytor.com>2020-06-30 13:37:29 -0700
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doc: slight cleanup of MASM compatibility package information
Note that the extended DB syntax is also available, regardless of if %use masm is used or not. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin (Intel) <hpa@zytor.com>
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@@ -1308,7 +1308,7 @@ valid:
\c db 33
\c db (44) ; Integer expression
-\c ; db (44,55) ; Invalid - error
+\c ; db (44,55) ; Invalid - error
\c db %(44,55)
\c db %('XX','YY')
\c db ('AA') ; Integer expression - outputs single byte
@@ -2238,7 +2238,7 @@ if the argument is never used. For example:
A single pair of parentheses is a subcase of a single, unused argument:
\c %define myreg() eax
-\c mov edx,myreg()
+\c mov edx,myreg()
This is similar to the behavior of the C preprocessor.
@@ -4649,13 +4649,17 @@ functionality, as intended to be used primarily with machine-generated code.
It does not include any "programmer-friendly" shortcuts, nor does it in any way
support ASSUME, symbol typing, or MASM-style structures.
-Currently, the MASM compatibility package emulates only the PTR keyword and
-recognize syntax displacement[index] for memory operations.
-
+Currently, the MASM compatibility package emulates only the PTR
+keyword and recognize syntax displacement[index] for memory
+operations.
To enable the package, use the directive:
\c{%use masm}
+In addition, NASM now natively supports the MASM \c{?} and
+\c{DUP} syntax for the \c{DB} etc data declaration directives,
+regardless of if this package is included or not. See \k{db}.
+
\C{directive} \i{Assembler Directives}