What is the NIP?
Brian K. Neidig
brian.neidig at natinst.com
Sun Aug 15 10:18:01 EST 1999
I've looked throughout the code for a comment describing this, but
couldn't find it. What is the purpose of the NIP? I think it is NOT
QUITE the IP, but I don't know what it is supposed to be. In one place
I saw the NIP being set to the instruction before a branch instruction,
but other things seem to be happening with this variable.
Does it stand for anything? If I knew that, all may become clearer!
For example, is it New Instruction Pointer? Or what?
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