9.26.6 Directives to control code generation

The .module directive allows command-line options to be set directly from assembly. The format of the directive matches the .set directive but only those options which are relevant to a whole module are supported. The effect of a .module directive is the same as the corresponding command-line option. Where .set directives support returning to a default then the .module directives do not as they define the defaults.

These module-level directives must appear first in assembly.

Traditional MIPS assemblers do not support this directive.

The directive .set insn32 makes the assembler only use 32-bit instruction encodings when generating code for the microMIPS processor. This directive inhibits the use of any 16-bit instructions from that point on in the assembly. The .set noinsn32 directive allows 16-bit instructions to be accepted.

Traditional MIPS assemblers do not support this directive.