# Introducing the Instruction Set Part 2

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This short part covers the Single Register Arithmetic instructions as well as the Implied Operand instructions. If you haven't read it already, please see Introducing the Instruction Set Part 1.

# Single Register Arithmetic Instructions

These instructions are fairly simple instructions that operate on a single register:

TSTR | Check sign, zero on a register | |
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CLRR | Set a register to 0 | R = 0 |

INCR | Increment a register | R = R + 1 |

DECR | Decrement a register | R = R - 1 |

NEGR | Negate a register | R = -R |

COMR | 1s complement a register | R = R XOR $FFFF |

ADCR | Add carry bit to register | R = R + C |

These instructions work equally on all 8 registers. That includes the program counter. For instance, "INCR R7" (aka. INCR PC) will skip the next instruction word. That can be useful for skipping single-word instructions. "DECR R7" (aka. DECR PC) is equivalent to "here: B here", but is one byte shorter.

Example: Consider the value of R0 at each step in this sequence as it executes:

CLRR R0 ; Clear R0: R0 = 0 INCR R0 ; Add 1 to R0: R0 = 1 DECR R0 ; Subtract 1 from R0: R0 = 0 COMR R0 ; 1s complement R0: R0 = $FFFF NEGR R0 ; Negate R0: R0 = 1

The ADCR instruction is useful for extended precision arithmetic. The following example shows how to add the 32-bit number in R3:R2 to the 32-bit number in R1:R0. (R3 and R1 hold the upper halves of the 32-bit numbers, whereas R2 and R0 hold the lower halves.)

; Add lower halves together. This generates a carry in 'C'
ADDR R2, R0
; Add carry into upper half of result
ADCR R1
; Now add upper halves together.
ADDR R3, R1

# Implied Operand Instructions

These instructions don't operate on any register:

NOP | No operation |
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SETC | Set carry flag |

CLRC | Clear carry flag |

EIS | Enable interrupts |

DIS | Disable interrupts |

SETC, CLRC and NOP are fairly self explanatory. EIS and DIS are also straightforward, though interrupts are beyond the scope of this tutorial. They are important, and I will cover them in a future tutorial.

# Moving On

At this point, you may wish to continue with the remaining parts of this tutorial:

- Introducing the Instruction Set Part 1: The CPU, Memory and Registers; Primary Instructions and Addressing Modes
- Introducing the Instruction Set Part 3: Branches, Conditional Branches and Calls
- Introducing the Instruction Set Part 4: Shift and Rotate Instructions

Or, you can return to the Programming Tutorials index.