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DW Define Word MASM Directive
[name] DW initialvalue,,,
Allocates and initializes one or more words (2 bytes) of storage.
The initialvalue argument may be any of the following:
* integer (i.e. 1234)
* 1 or 2 character string constant (i.e. 'gh')
* constant expression (i.e. 2 * 12)
* address expression (i.e. arrayAddress)
* DUP operator (i.e. 10 dup (?))
* question mark (?) (i.e. 0,1,?,2)
Notes: The optional name argument causes the assembler to
create a variable whose offset value is equal to the
current location counter value. The variable will be of
The ? causes the assembler to leave the initial value
undefined. To specify more than 1 initial value,
separate them with commas.
String variables of type WORD must not consist of more
than 2 characters. The last character is placed in the
low-order byte of the word, and the first character (if
there are 2 characters) or 0 (if only 1 character) is
placed in the high high-order byte.
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