Hi all,

I have been asked for a homework assignment to write, in Motorola 68K Assembly, an algorithm to sort an array and place the sorted array into another array.

I have absolutely no idea how to do this...I have been working on it but i'm having a hard time trying to piece things together.

If anyone could nudge me along, I would really appreciate. I've attached both the sorting algorithm given (which I believe is an insertion sort), and the code that I've written so far.

Thank you!!

The Sort (in C)

```
/* a[0] to a[n-1] is the array to sort, n=8 */
int iPos;
int iMin;
/* advance the position through the entire array */
/* (could do iPos < n-1 because single element is also min element) */
for (iPos = 0; iPos < n; iPos++)
{
/* find the min element in the unsorted a[iPos .. n-1] */
/* assume the min is the first element */
iMin = iPos;
/* test against all other elements */
for (i = iPos+1; i < n; i++)
{
/* if this element is less, then it is the new minimum */
if (a[i] < a[iMin])
{
/* found new minimum; remember its index */
iMin = i;
}
}
/* iMin is the index of the minimum element. Swap it with the current
```

The Assembly

```
ORG $1000
START: ; first instruction of program
MOVEA #Array1,A0 ; copies array into A0
MOVEA #SrtdArray,A1 ; copies the blank array into A1
MOVE.B #0,D0 ; iPos
MOVE.B #0,D1 ; iMin
MOVE.B #0,D2 ; i
MOVE.B #8,D3 ; n = 8
MOVE.B #0,D4 ; temp variable for swap
MOVE.B #0,D5 ; temp variable for move
OUTER_LOOP:
CMP D3,D0 ; if iPos == 8, program ends
BEQ END ; if the iPos = n, stop
MOVE.B (A0),D1 ; assume that min == pos
INNER_LOOP:
MOVE.B D0,D2
ADD #1,D2
MOVE.B (A0),D5
CMP D5,D2
BRA SET_MIN
SET_MIN:
MOVE.B D2,(A1)
BRA INCREMENT
INCREMENT:
ADDA #1,A0 ; points to the next element in the array
ADDA #1,A1
ADD #1,D2 ; increment the counter
ADD #1,D0
BRA OUTER_LOOP
END:
MOVE.B #9,D0
TRAP #15 ; halt simulator
* Variables and Strings
Array1 DC.B 6,4,3,7,8,5,1,2 ; Array to be sorted
SrtdArray DC.B 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 ; will be sorted array
END START ; last line of source
```