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Robot Freak
05-16-2008, 02:41 AM
Hello,

Does the following put the value 8 into var2?


DAT
var1 long 8
var2 long var1



I don't think so, cause it isn't working http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Any idea's how I could do something like this, without using SPIN or asm to copy the values?

Kind regards,
Robot Freak

Beau Schwabe (Parallax)
05-16-2008, 03:00 AM
DAT
var1
var2 long 8




This points both var1 and var2 to the same address.... This is handy for aliasing variables

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Beau Schwabe (mailto:bschwabe@parallax.com)

IC Layout Engineer
Parallax, Inc.

Robot Freak
05-16-2008, 03:05 AM
Thanks Beau,

But not exactly what I mean.
I'll explain further.

I'd like to write a pattern like this:


DAT
pattern long var4, var2, var3, var1


Or in a different order if necessary. The values of var1..4 are not logical, so hard to write a long sequence when you've got to paste the real value each time.
Is there a way like (or similar) to what I mean?

Thanks,
Robot Freak

Ken Peterson
05-16-2008, 03:25 AM
Have you tried using constants for what you're trying to do?

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Robot Freak
05-16-2008, 03:59 AM
Aaah, thats it!

I didn't think about using constants at all.
That answers my question, thanks Ken!