Software Engineers Handbook/Language Dictionary/Assembly Template

Note: All assembly language sample code depends on the developing environment assembler and operating system.

<Assembly Language Name Here>Edit

<Describe the language, include a brief history if possible.>


<Describe if this is CISC,RISC...>

Execution Entry PointEdit

<Describe how/where the program is started i.e. 0? How to get it to start somewhere else?>


<Describe the number of registers available and their use. i.e. general purpose, stack pointer...>

General SyntaxEdit

<Try to give a high level description of the contents of a typical statement i.e.

JMP 37



<Describe and show the syntax for comments, or if comments are allowed>


<Describe how interrupts work with this language and how to program for them.>

Conditional StatementsEdit

<Describe the conditional statements in text and present


(put a space in the front of the line to format as code)>


<How does input and output work? Are they memory mapped or instructions? Describe how to output Hello world! or similar output program.>


<How many layers of address indirection are allowed? Show example code.>

Physical StructureEdit

<Describe how the files, libararies, and parts are typically divided and arranged. Do they have typical file extensions in the various forms?>

Useful CommandsEdit

<List code and descriptions of particularly useful commands for this assembly language.>


<Please include tips that make it easier to switch to this language from another language.>


<Where can you get assemblers, cross assemblers and simulators for this assembly language?>

Web ReferencesEdit

<List additional references on the web. Please include for what level reader the references are appropriate. (beginner/intermediate/advanced)

Where is the code set on the web?>

Books and ArticlesEdit

<List additional books and articles that may be helpful. Please include for what level reader the references are appropriate. (beginner/intermediate/advanced)>