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created: 07/21/01; corrections: 08/22/01; audio: 01/12/04; revised: 03/30/09, 03/22/11, 07/07/15

CHAPTER 18 — Set Instructions

This chapter describes two more conditional branch instructions and two conditional set instructions. Set instructions set a register to 1 or 0 depending on whether a condition is true or false.

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These new instructions help you implement loops and branches. But this is still a difficult task. Study this chapter to gain insight into what compilers do for you.


What two conditional branch instructions did the previous chapter discuss?