Re: [stella] Re: ZP,Y -> ABS,Y

Subject: Re: [stella] Re: ZP,Y -> ABS,Y
From: Adam Thornton <adam@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 15:48:03 -0500
On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 04:35:38PM -0400, Christopher Tumber wrote:

> I mean really, other than for timing issues, how often are you ever
  going to do lda $0080,y? So chances are if someone's doing lda $80,y
  it's a real error! (And if it's not, there's nothing wrong with making
  the programmer be explicit about it when otherwise there's so many
  potential problems.)

I utterly fail to understand this argument.

$80 is the same thing as far as $0080, as far as I'm concerned.  It's
also the same thing as $080, $00080, and $00000000000000000000000000080.

I absolutely do *not* want my assembler guessing what I meant with "lda
$0080,y".  I don't want intentionality in my tools; if I make a mistake,
that's fine.  If my tools don't want me to make a mistake, I want new
tools that don't care what I try to do with them.  Tools that try to be
smarter than I am are usually wrong and always annoying.  Ever tried to
add a new device to Windows 9x?

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