created: 06/05/2002; audio: 01/31/04; small corrections: 11/01/04
The MIPS hardware has several instructions for branching and looping. These fundamental 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?