DCQ and DCQU
DCQ directive allocates one or more eight-byte blocks of memory, aligned on four-byte boundaries, and defines the initial runtime contents of the memory.
DCQU is the same, except that the memory alignment is arbitrary.
is a 64-bit numeric literal.
The range of numbers permitted is 0 to 264â€“1.
In addition to the characters normally permitted in a numeric literal, you can prefix
with a minus sign. In this case, the range of numbers permitted is â€“263 to â€“1.
The result of specifying
-is the same as the result of specifying 264â€“
DCQ inserts up to three bytes of padding before
the first defined eight-byte block, if necessary, to achieve four-byte alignment.
DCQU if you do not require alignment.
AREA MiscData, DATA, READWRITE data DCQ -225,2_101 ; 2_101 means binary 101.
number EQU 2 DCQU number ; DCQ and DCQU only accept literals not ; expressions.