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Elite on the BBC Micro and NES

Loader: prstr

[BBC Micro disc version, Loader 2]

Name: prstr [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Loader Summary: Print the NOP-terminated string immediately following the JSR instruction that called the routine
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LOADSCR calls prstr
.prstr PLA \ We call prstr with a JSR, so pull the return address STA Q \ off the stack into Q(1 0), which actually points to PLA \ the last byte of the JSR prstr instruction STA Q+1 .p1 INC Q \ Increment Q(1 0) to point to the next byte (so the BNE P%+4 \ first time we call prstr, Q points to the first byte INC Q+1 \ of the string we want to print) LDY #0 \ Fetch the byte at Q(1 0) into A LDA (Q),Y CMP #&EA \ If we just fetched a NOP instruction (opcode &EA), BEQ p2 \ then we have reached the end of the string, so jump to \ p2 to return from the subroutine JSR OSWRCH \ Print the byte we just fetched CLC \ Loop back to p1 to fetch the next byte to print BCC p1 .p2 JMP (Q) \ Jump to the address in Q(1 0) - i.e. to the NOP that \ we just fetched, so execution continues from the end \ of the string we just printed