Plain Assembly – End

I just realized that I probably can optimize the assembly a little by introducing “End” as a single entry instruction. The reason is because we now use goto that are 2 entries. I can avoid the 2. entry by using the stack.

for x=1 to 10  
            nop
end

As “for” is an instruction it can create a ix to itself on the stack and as we reach “end” we treat that as a “goto ix”. The upside of this is that we suddenly have a 1:1 between assembly and actual instructions. I also believe this will be faster than using a goto – not that it matters.

if A = 1
            nop
elsif A=2
            nop
else
            nop
end

In this example we introduce “end” to replace the goto’s we only need to insert the ix for the next instruction located after “end”. in this case we would save 3 entries and be down to 10 + 3. The rule here need to be that we insert the ix if we execute the true block. The irony in this example is that we insert “end” before elsif and else, but not at the end statement.

So in short assembly that require a end will insert a ix on the stack that is removed by end as it jump to this location.

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