What are the basic functions of an assembler | Assemler function in System Software. - GTU MCA MATERIAL

Functions of a Basic Assembler

Ø  Convert mnemonic operation codes to their machine
      language equivalents
           E.g. STL -> 14 (line 10)

Ø  Convert symbolic operands to their equivalent
      machine addresses
                  E.g. RETADR -> 1033 (line 10)

Ø  Build the machine instructions in the proper format

Ø  Convert the data constants to internal machine
                   E.g. EOF -> 454F46 (line 80)

Ø  Write the object program and the assembly listing


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