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353B: THE 'COMPARISON' OPERATIONS (offsets +09 to +0E, +11 to +16)
The address of this routine is found in the table of addresses. It is called indirectly via fp_calc_2.
This subroutine is used to perform the twelve possible comparison operations (offsets +09 to +0E and +11 to +16: '<=', '>=', '<>', '>', '<' and '=' for numbers and strings respectively). The single operation offset is present in the B register at the start of the subroutine.
Input
B Operation offset (+09 to +0E, +11 to +16)
DE Address of the first byte of the second argument
HL Address of the first byte of the first argument
compare 353B LD A,B The single offset goes to the A register.
353C SUB \$08 The range is now +01 to +06 and +09 to +0E.
353E BIT 2,A This range is changed to +00, +01, +02, +04, +05, +06, +08, +09, +0A, +0C, +0D, +0E.
3540 JR NZ,EX_OR_NOT
3542 DEC A
EX_OR_NOT 3543 RRCA Then reduced to +00 to +07 with carry set for 'greater than or equal to' and 'less than'; the operations with carry set are then treated as their complementary operation once their values have been exchanged.
3544 JR NC,NU_OR_STR
3546 PUSH AF
3547 PUSH HL
3548 CALL exchange
354B POP DE
354C EX DE,HL
354D POP AF
NU_OR_STR 354E BIT 2,A The numerical comparisons are now separated from the string comparisons by testing bit 2.
3550 JR NZ,STRINGS
3552 RRCA The numerical operations now have the range +00 to +01 with carry set for 'equal' and 'not equal'.
3553 PUSH AF Save the offset.
3554 CALL subtract The numbers are subtracted for the final tests.
3557 JR END_TESTS
STRINGS 3559 RRCA The string comparisons now have the range +02 to +03 with carry set for 'equal' and 'not equal'.
355A PUSH AF Save the offset.
355B CALL STK_FETCH The lengths and starting addresses of the strings are fetched from the calculator stack.
355E PUSH DE
355F PUSH BC
3560 CALL STK_FETCH
3563 POP HL The length of the second string.
BYTE_COMP 3564 LD A,H
3565 OR L
3566 EX (SP),HL
3567 LD A,B
3568 JR NZ,SEC_PLUS Jump unless the second string is null.
356A OR C
SECND_LOW 356B POP BC Here the second string is either null or less than the first.
356C JR Z,BOTH_NULL
356E POP AF
356F CCF The carry is complemented to give the correct test results.
3570 JR STR_TEST
BOTH_NULL 3572 POP AF Here the carry is used as it stands.
3573 JR STR_TEST
SEC_PLUS 3575 OR C
3576 JR Z,FRST_LESS The first string is now null, the second not.
3578 LD A,(DE) Neither string is null, so their next bytes are compared.
3579 SUB (HL)
357A JR C,FRST_LESS Jump if the first byte is less.
357C JR NZ,SECND_LOW Jump if the second byte is less.
357E DEC BC The bytes are equal; so the lengths are decremented and a jump is made to BYTE_COMP to compare the next bytes of the reduced strings.
357F INC DE
3580 INC HL
3581 EX (SP),HL
3582 DEC HL
3583 JR BYTE_COMP
FRST_LESS 3585 POP BC
3586 POP AF
3587 AND A The carry is cleared here for the correct test results.
STR_TEST 3588 PUSH AF For the string tests, a zero is put on to the calculator stack.
3589 RST \$28
358A DEFB \$A0 stk_zero
358B DEFB \$38 end_calc
END_TESTS 358C POP AF These three tests, called as needed, give the correct results for all twelve comparisons. The initial carry is set for 'not equal' and 'equal', and the final carry is set for 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal'.
358D PUSH AF
358E CALL C,f_not
3591 POP AF
3592 PUSH AF
3593 CALL NC,greater_0
3596 POP AF
3597 RRCA
3598 CALL NC,f_not
359B RET Finished.
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