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ASSEMBLER DIRECTIVES->Other Assembler Directives->INCLUDE
INCLUDE Include Another Source Code File
The INCLUDE directive will cause the cross-assembler to read the subsequent source code statements from the file which is specified in the operand. The file specification, which can be up to 120 characters in length, should include the directory path unless the file is in the current directory or in the directory specified by the LIB environment variable. If the file specification does not include an extension then .ASM is assumed as with the main source file name.
When the end of the included file is reached, assembly continues at the statement following the INCLUDE directive.
The assembler generated line numbers start from 1 in the included file and recommence at their previous value when assembly of the included file has been completed. The line numbers therefore directly correspond with the line numbers of the files.
Included files can be nested but cannot be included recursively since then the file would already be open and could not be opened again.
If the NAM and END directives are present in an included file, they will be ignored although on the second pass a warning will be given.