7.89 .space size [, fill ]

This directive emits size bytes, each of value fill . Both size and fill are absolute expressions. If the comma and fill are omitted, fill is assumed to be zero. This is the same as ‘ .skip ’.

Warning: .space has a completely different meaning for HPPA targets; use .block as a substitute. See HP9000 Series 800 Assembly Language Reference Manual (HP 92432-90001) for the meaning of the .space directive. See HPPA Assembler Directives , for a summary.