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DBIT Assembler Statement

label:〛 DBIT expression

The DBIT statement reserves the specified number of bits in a bit or ebit segment. label is a symbol that is assigned the current memory address. expression is the number of bits to reserve.

This statement reserves space in the current memory space and increments the location counter by the number of bits reserved.


  • The A251 Assembler is a two-pass assembler. Symbols are defined and the length of each instruction is determined in the first pass. In the second pass, forward references are resolved and object code is produced. The expression used with the DBIT statement may not include forward references.
See Also


A_FLAG:  DBIT    1
B_FLAG:  DBIT    1
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