as encounters an instruction with an operand that is either not known or does not fit the operand size of the instruction,
ld) will expand the instruction into a sequence of instructions semantically equivalent to the operand fitting the instruction. Expansion will take place for the following instructions:
Expands to a sequence of four instructions:
INCH. The operand must be a multiple of four.
A branch instruction is turned into a branch with the complemented condition and prediction bit over five instructions; four instructions setting
$255 to the operand value, which like with
GETA must be a multiple of four, and a final
Similar to expansion for conditional branches; four instructions set
$255 to the operand value, followed by a
Similar to conditional branches and
PUSHJ. The final instruction is
ld is expected to shrink these expansions for code assembled with ‘--relax’ (though not currently implemented).