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The assembly syntax for a register file entry is the “short” name for a TIE register file followed by the index into that register file. For example, the general-purpose AR register file has a short name of a, so these registers are named a0...a15. As a special feature, sp is also supported as a synonym for a1. Additional registers may be added by processor configuration options and by designer-defined TIE extensions. An initial `$' character is optional in all register names.