Scanning MACRO-11 Manual

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Wed Dec 3 08:21:23 CST 2014

    > From: Johnny Billquist

    >> a copy of the "PDP-11 MACRO-11 Assembler Program Manual"
    >> (DEC-11-OMACA-A-D).

    > What do that manual contain? The PDP-11 MACRO-11 Language Reference
    > Manual is certainly online. (AA-KX10A-TC)

That and a host of predecessors, going back to the "MACRO-11 Language
Reference Manual", AA-5075A-TC, 1977-08:,5565

This one is fairly older; the date on it is April, 1972.

Compared to the one above, this one is missing that one's Chapter 1
("MACRO-11 Features"), this one has a different Chapter 1, "Fundamentals of
Programming the PDP-11", covering topics like "Modular Programming",
"Commenting PDP-11 Assembler Programs", "Localized Register Usage",
"Conditional Assemblies", etc, etc.

Past that, they seem to be pretty much the same, until you get to Chapter 8,
"Operating Procedures", which is missing in the later one. This one has an
Appendix D, "Listing of SYSMAC.SML" which is missing in the later one, which
has an Appendix E, "Sample Coding Standard", which this one lacks.

So not too many differences. Whether this is worth having online also, given
that there are numerous later versions ... dunno. Opinions?


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