The following problems deal with translating from C to MIPS. Assume that the variables f,g,h,i, and j are assigned to registers $s0, $s1, $s2, $s3, and $s4, respectively. Assume that the base address of the arrays A and B are registers $s6 and $s7, respectively. Write the MIPS code for the following C lines of code: I am trying to mimic the following code snippet from a C program and write it in MIPS.

if(g != h){
      f = A[3];
   } else{
      f = B[4];

Below is the MIPS I have so far

bne $s1, $s2, Tru        
lw  $s0, 16($s7)         
j Done                   
Tru: lw  $t0, 12($s6)   
     add $s0, $t0, $zero

If I was unclear please comment below.


You used lw $s0, 16($s7) for your f=B[4]; line.

As long as that line works, why are you overcomplicating f=A[3]; with the additional ASM line add $s0, $t0, $zero?
Just lw $s0, 12($s6) & be done with it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ ok so as long as you lw into the $s0 register, your fine? \$\endgroup\$ – Brandon Woodard Mar 1 '16 at 5:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BrandonWoodard If you were to assume that you could not lw into the $s0 register directly, how would using lw into $t0; then adding $t0+$zero into $s0 circumvent anything? - To my knowlege, there's no intance where you could gain anything (besides increased CPU lag) by adding the second operation there. .. So yes, as long as you lw the correct value into $s0, that sets f=__ correctly. \$\endgroup\$ – Robherc KV5ROB Mar 1 '16 at 5:56

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