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A519 Pack FWA to Floating-Point Variable

Submitted by Steve Fewell

Routine:apack
Name: Pack FWA to Floating-Point Variable
Starting Address: &A519
Entry criteria: &4A and &4B (the argp) point to the first byte of the address
that should be used to store the packed 5-byte Floating-Point variable.
Exit: The FWA value has been converted to 5-byte variable format
and copied to the address specified.

Description:

The 1st byte of the variable is set to the FWA exponent.
The 2nd byte of the variable is set to the FWA Sign byte EORed with the FWA Mantissa byte 1.
      (this sets the top bit to 1 (if positive number [sign=0]) or 0 (if negative number [sign not 0])
      the value is now ANDed with #&80 to clear all bits except for the top bit (which we want to preserve).
      the value is lastly EORed with the Mantissa byte 1 to replace bits 0 to 6 with the Mantissa byte 1 (preserving the top bit).
The 3rd byte of the variable is set to the FWA Mantissa byte 2.
The 4th byte of the variable is set to the FWA Mantissa byte 3.
The 5th byte of the variable is set to the FWA Mantissa byte 4.


Disassembly for the Pack FWA to FP Variable routine

A519 0 165 048 A5 30 LDA &30
A51B J 146 074 92 4A STA (&4A)
A51D   160 001 A0 01 LDY#&01
A51F . 165 046 A5 2E LDA &2E
A521 E1 069 049 45 31 EOR &31
A523 ) 041 128 29 80 AND#&80
A525 E1 069 049 45 31 EOR &31
A527 J 145 074 91 4A STA (&4A),Y
A529 2 165 050 A5 32 LDA &32
A52B   200 C8 INY
A52C J 145 074 91 4A STA (&4A),Y
A52E 3 165 051 A5 33 LDA &33
A530   200 C8 INY
A531 J 145 074 91 4A STA (&4A),Y
A533 4 165 052 A5 34 LDA &34
A535   200 C8 INY
A536 J 145 074 91 4A STA (&4A),Y
A538 ` 096 60 RTS

 


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