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2  Running the O'Caml 8051/8052 emulator.
5  * Compile the C source file with SDCC.  SDCC will generate a number of files,
6    including two files in the standard Intel Hex format (extensions .hex and
7    .ihx).  These files (both are the same, just with differing extensions) are
8    understood by the O'Caml emulator.
9  * Build the emulator by running:
10      $ ocamlbuild test.native
11  * The emulator outputs on stderr.  As all 8051 programs loop infinitely, you
12    must manually terminate the emulator process after a few seconds, in order
13    to view the execution trace.  To execute the emulator, run:
14      $ ./test.native HEX_FILE 2> /tmp/log
15    (assuming you are using the Bash shell, where 2> /tmp/log is a pipe from
16     stderr to a temporary log file).
17  * Open /tmp/log.  The first section, above the dotted lines, is a sequential
18    readout from the emulator's code memory.  You can turn this off by editing
19  The number of code memory cells that are printed is hard coded in
20, also, so if loading a large program, you may need to change this
21    hard coding (alternatively, the hard coded limit may be too large, in which
22    case NOP is printed).
24    Following the dotted lines, the execution trace begins.  Usually, you have
25    to scroll down quite some way until you see the `interesting' part of the
26    execution (i.e. after the standard preamble).
28    NOTE: the emulator does not replace fixed memory locations with their
29    mnenomics.  For instance, DPL and DPH are memory locations 0x81 and 0x82,
30    respectively, and the B register is 0xFF (if I remember correctly).
32    NOTE: although most of the opcodes are debugged and tested, you may still
33    come across bugs in the ones we have not reached yet.  If you do find a bug,
34    please let us know!
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