6.2.4 Infix Operators

Infix operators take two arguments, one on either side. Operators have precedence, but operations with equal precedence are performed left to right. Apart from + or - , both arguments must be absolute, and the result is absolute.

  1. Highest Precedence
    Multiplication .
    Division . Truncation is the same as the C operator ‘ /
    Remainder .
    Shift Left . Same as the C operator ‘ << ’.
    Shift Right . Same as the C operator ‘ >> ’.
  2. Intermediate precedence
    Bitwise Inclusive Or .
    Bitwise And .
    Bitwise Exclusive Or .
    Bitwise Or Not .
  3. Low Precedence
    Addition . If either argument is absolute, the result has the section of the other argument. You may not add together arguments from different sections.

    Subtraction . If the right argument is absolute, the result has the section of the left argument. If both arguments are in the same section, the result is absolute. You may not subtract arguments from different sections.

    Is Equal To
    Is Not Equal To
    Is Less Than
    Is Greater Than
    Is Greater Than Or Equal To
    Is Less Than Or Equal To

    The comparison operators can be used as infix operators. A true results has a value of -1 whereas a false result has a value of 0. Note, these operators perform signed comparisons.

  4. Lowest Precedence
    Logical And .
    Logical Or .

    These two logical operations can be used to combine the results of sub expressions. Note, unlike the comparison operators a true result returns a value of 1 but a false results does still return 0. Also note that the logical or operator has a slightly lower precedence than logical and.

In short, it's only meaningful to add or subtract the offsets in an address; you can only have a defined section in one of the two arguments.