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CHAPTER 24 ― Branch and Comparison Pseudoinstructions

Chapter Topics:

The MIPS hardware has several instructions for branching and looping.

These basic instructions are used to create many pseudoinstructions that give the programmer added flexibility.

Note: for the example programs in this chapter, set the SPIM simulator so that pseudoinstructions are ON, delayed branches are OFF, and delayed loading is OFF.


(Review:) What is a conditional branch?

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