Does WORD PTR designating the size
of the ADDRESS operand (needing 16 bits
to "point" to the location of the operand)?
And does it mean that the actual operand to
which a WORD PTR points to might be only
8 bits in length? In other words, does
WORD PTR mean an 8 bit operand pointed to
by 16 bits (either in the instruction or by
an r/m code for a 16 bit register)?
And so what does BYTE PTR designate? Only
8 bits are need to point to the operand?
I am all befuddled over this - it can't really
be that impossible to grasp, can it?
Jerry Burnett email@example.com