MIPS assembly error

Jeff Baker jbaker@qnx.com
Tue Jul 13 20:01:00 GMT 2004

I posted this question a while ago and didn't receive a response from 
the list, so I'll try again.

Assemble the following code for MIPS (binutils 2.15.91):
actives: .word 0
ker_stack: .word 0

.equ distance,(ker_stack-actives)

testloc: .word distance

li $4,distance

And you get:

main.s: Assembler messages:
main.s:10: Error: absolute expression required `li'

Is this a bug in gas?

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