On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 7:47 AM, <email@example.com> wrote: >> According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6809 this .... > > Many thanks for the conformation! But AFAIK this is the only reentrant > related code for accessing a table. And a meager one IMHO; it is > equivalent to LDA Label / LDA [Label] ie. you can only address one > value. And I wonder if the indirect instruction is of any use: if > "Label" is part of this reentrant code, what value should the compiler > calculate? I think I'll take Jack's advice to consult the FLEX group. Position independent code is a huge boon for drivers & libraries, and on operating systems where everything doesn't load at a fixed address also whole applications. For example this: http://www.6502.org/users/andre/o65/fileformat.html would be mostly redundant on 6809, and would have saved André, Daniel, and Uz a lot of work (and together with drivecode was one of the things that tripped me up with SMOS). Just take a look at OS-9, there's a reason we never got anything as advanced as that for the 6502 or Z80 (well, until the late 90s :). On C= 8-bits its use is a little more limited, but would still be handy e.g. for decrunchers and drivecode. Anders Carlsson wrote: > Of course I could get me a cheapish Dragon 32 or similar if I really wanted the 6809 covered. Don't forget the Vectrex! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-01-07 10:00:04
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