9.33.3 PDP-11 Assembly Language Syntax

as supports both DEC syntax and BSD syntax. The only difference is that in DEC syntax, a # character is used to denote an immediate constants, while in BSD syntax the character for this purpose is $ .

general-purpose registers are named r0 through r7 . Mnemonic alternatives for r6 and r7 are sp and pc , respectively.

Floating-point registers are named ac0 through ac3 , or alternatively fr0 through fr3 .

Comments are started with a # or a / character, and extend to the end of the line. (FIXME: clash with immediates?)

Multiple statements on the same line can be separated by the ‘ ; ’ character.