assembler directive

assembler directive

[ə′sem·blər di‚rek·tiv]
(computer science)
A statement in an assembly-language program that gives instructions to the assembler and does not generate machine language.
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The compilation systems also feature a new assembler directive, short_float.
Assembler directives allow users to immediately define new general and special purpose registers, condition codes, and instructions to accommodate the changes they make to the processor ARChitecture.