System Software

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Technical Publications, Jan 1, 2007 - System design - 225 pages
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System software and machine architecture - The Simplified Instructional Computer (SIC) - Machine architecture - Data and instruction formats - addressing modes - instruction sets - I/O and programming.AssemblersBasic assembler functions - A simple SIC assembler - Assembler algorithm and data structures - Machine dependent assembler features - Instruction formats and addressing modes - Program relocation - Machine independent assembler features - Literals - Symbol - defining statements - Expressions - One pass assemblers and Multi pass assemblers - Implementation example - MASM assembler.Loaders and LinkersBasic loader functions - Design of an absolute loader - A Simple Bootstrap Loader - Machine dependent loader features - Relocation - Program linking - Algorithm and Data structures for linking loader - Machine-independent loader features - Automatic library search - Loader options - Loader design options - Linkage editors - Dynamic linking - Bootstrap loaders - Implementation example - MSDOS linker.Macro ProcessorsBasic macro processor functions - Macro definition and expansion - Macro processor algorithm and data structures - Machine-independent macro processor features - Concatenation of Macro parameters - Generation of unique labels - Conditional macro expansion - Keyword macro parameters - Macro within macro - Implementation example - MASM macro processor - ANSI C Macro language.System Software ToolsText editors- Overview of the editing process - User interfaqce - Editor structure - Interactive debugging systems - Debugging functions and capabilities - Relationship with other parts of the system - User - Interface criteria
 

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