Diff between 11/20 and 11/45?

Tim Shoppa SHOPPA at trailing-edge.com
Wed Sep 8 10:48:50 AEST 1999

>	MOV SP, -(SP)
>It isn't really clear to me why one would want to use this particular

"MOV SP" is often-used shorthand for "MOV some-non-zero-value", since no
sane implementation would ever have a zero in the SP.  So this would
put a non-zero value on top of the stack (perhaps as a flag, to be
cleared by CLR (SP) when ready) - at least on machines where this was legal!

On which machine does this fail, BTW?  On a 11/15, 11/20, 11/23, 11/35
or 11/40 this ought to work, decrementing SP by two before putting it on
the stack, and on the 11/03, 11/04, 11/05, 11/10, 11/34, and 11/45
SP is decremented by two before being put on the stack, according to my

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