Re: far string access

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-22-92 (12:22)             Number: 393
From: DIK COATES                   Refer#: NONE
  To: HUGH MARTIN                   Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: far string access          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
>>>> QUOTING Hugh Martin to Dik Coates <<<<

 HM> called by your program are pulled from the library.  SMAK supports
 HM> this too and allows you to create the smallest EXE possible, using
 HM> multiple libraries, stub files, and compile/link switches.

Thanks for info... will be chattin' in the New Year... have included part
of macro re NUL appended string...

            shr   cx, 1         ;divide by 2 to move words
       rep  movsw               ;until cx is 0
            jnc   @f            ;if odd num of bytes in string, carry flag set
            movsb               ;move last byte if odd number
@@:         mov   es:[di], cl   ;add terminating NUL es:ax points to buff80
            mov   ofset, ax
            mov   ax, es
            mov   segmnt, ax    ;exit with segmnt:ofset pointing buff80

ofset and segmnt are macro args...  This is approach I use for NUL
termination of BASIC strings... Macro can be called with ds:dx and returns
ds as segmnt and dx as ofset...

Regards and Season's Greetings, Dik, Oshawa, Canada

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