.LM     Left Margin


        .LM  expression

See also:

.EJ   .PG   .TI  


With the .LM directive you can set the width of the left margin of the list file. This is useful if you plan to send the listing to a printer.

Version 3 doesn't have any of the page formatting directives because they have become fairly obsolete nowadays. Therefore the .LM directive is also scrapped from the list of directives.


Usually the lines of a list file begin in the left most column. With the .LM directive you can let each line begin with a number of spaces to create a left margin. The number of spaces used as a margin is determined by the expression that follows the .LM directive. The expression may have a value in the range from 0 to 16.
The setting of the left margin has no effect if the listing is sent to the screen.

The .LM directive will only be evaluated during pass 2 of the assembly process. Any errors in the parameter will not be detected before pass 2.