360 Assembly

{{language}} [[Category:Assembly]] IBM 360 assembly language.

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ASM360, Assembler 360, 360 assembly, or Basic Assembly Language (BAL) are the commonly used terms for a low-level programming language used on IBM System/360 and successor mainframes. Originally "Basic Assembly Language" applied only to an extremely restricted dialect designed to run under control of IBM Basic Programming Support (BPS/360) on systems with only 8KB of main memory, and only a card reader, a card punch, and a printer for input/output — thus the word "Basic". However, the full name and the initialism "BAL" almost immediately attached themselves in popular use to all assembly-language dialects on the System/360 and its descendants. The 360 assembly was introduced with the System/360 in 1964.

==Wikipedia article== [[wp:IBM_Basic_assembly_language_and_successors|IBM Basic assembly language and successors]]

==See also==

WikiBooks Article: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/360_Assembly/360_Instructions

IBM manuals:

  • IBM System/360 Principles of operation (c. 1963) : http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/360/princOps/A22-6821-0_360PrincOps.pdf

  • A programmer instrodution to IBM System/360 Assembler Language : http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/360/asm/SC20-1646-6_int360asm_Aug70.pdf