Docstrings considered too complicated

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Fri Feb 26 22:07:15 CET 2010

On 2010-02-26, Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmichel at> wrote:
> Andreas Waldenburger wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:09:36 -0600 Tim Daneliuk <tundra at>
>> wrote:
>>> On 2/24/2010 2:23 PM, Andreas Waldenburger wrote:
>>>> [stuff]
>>> Reminiscent of:
>>> mov  AX,BX               ; Move the contents of BX into AX
>> Well, there might be some confusion there as to what gets moved where,
>> wouldn't you say? I guess this goes away after a couple of months,
>> though.
> I agree to that statement, I was surprised that mov AX,BX assumes that 
> BX is the source, and AX the destination. I never programmed in 
> assembler though.

It depends on the assembler.  Some are dst, src and others are
the other way around.  Some vary depending on the instruction.

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