About this book
About this book
armasm User Guide. This document provides topic-based documentation for the ARM assembler
(armasm). It contains information on command-line options, instruction sets, and
Using this book
This book is organized into the following chapters:
- Chapter 1 Overview of the Assembler
Gives an overview of the assemblers provided with ARM® Compiler toolchain.
- Chapter 2 Overview of the ARM Architecture
Gives an overview of the ARM architecture.
- Chapter 3 Structure of Assembly Language Modules
Describes the structure of assembly language source files.
- Chapter 4 Writing ARM Assembly Language
Describes the use of a few basic assembly language instructions and the use of macros.
- Chapter 5 Condition Codes
Describes condition codes and the conditional execution of ARM and Thumb code.
- Chapter 6 Using the Assembler
Describes how to use the ARM assembler,
- Chapter 7 Symbols, Literals, Expressions, and Operators
Describes how you can use symbols to represent variables, addresses, and constants in code, and how you can combine these with operators to create numeric or string expressions.
- Chapter 8 VFP Programming
Describes the assembly programming of VFP hardware.
- Chapter 9 Assembler Command-line Options
Describes the command-line options supported by the ARM assembler,
- Chapter 10 ARM and Thumb Instructions
Describes the ARM and Thumb instructions supported by the ARM assembler,
- Chapter 11 VFP Instructions
Describes the assembly programming of the VFP hardware.
- Chapter 12 Directives Reference
Describes the directives that are provided by the ARM assembler, armasm.
- Chapter 13 Via File Syntax
Describes the syntax of via files accepted by armasm.
The ARM Glossary is a list of terms used in ARM documentation, together with definitions for those terms. The ARM Glossary does not contain terms that are industry standard unless the ARM meaning differs from the generally accepted meaning.
- Introduces special terminology, denotes cross-references, and citations.
- Highlights interface elements, such as menu names. Denotes signal names. Also used for terms in descriptive lists, where appropriate.
- Denotes text that you can enter at the keyboard, such as commands, file and program names, and source code.
- Denotes a permitted abbreviation for a command or option. You can enter the underlined text instead of the full command or option name.
- Denotes arguments to monospace text where the argument is to be replaced by a specific value.
- Denotes language keywords when used outside example code.
- Encloses replaceable terms for assembler syntax where they
appear in code or code fragments. For example:
MRC p15, 0, <Rd>, <CRn>, <CRm>, <Opcode_2>
- Used in body text for a few terms that have specific technical meanings, that are defined in the ARM glossary. For example, IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED, IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFIC, UNKNOWN, and UNPREDICTABLE.
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