Microsoft KB Archive/35882
Article ID: 35882
Article Last Modified on 11/15/2003
- Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.0
- Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1a
This article was previously published under Q35882
The Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM) versions 5.0, 5.1, and 5.1a may generate the warning:
when using 32-bit operands in USE16 segments. The warning is only generated on push and pop instructions using an operand with the size other than the size of the segment. For example, using DWORD push in a USE16 segment or using a WORD push in a USE32 segment. The warning is not generated for any other use of 32-bit operands.
The warning message may have been added to aid the programmer trying to convert code from 16-bit segments to 32-bit segments. The warning message should only occur in 32-bit segments when 16-bit push/pop operands are given, and not in the converse situation.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MASM versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.1a. This problem was corrected in MASM version 6.0.
; Assemble options needed: /W2 .386 _TEXT16 SEGMENT WORD PUBLIC USE16 'CODE' ASSUME cs:_TEXT16 start: push eax pop eax mov ax, 4C00h int 21h _TEXT16 ENDS _TEXT32 SEGMENT WORD PUBLIC USE32 'CODE' ASSUME cs:_TEXT32 push ax pop ax mov ax, 4C00h int 21h _TEXT32 ENDS END start
Additional query words: 5.00 5.10 5.10a
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