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4.1 ld and the H8/300

For the H8/300, ld can perform these global optimizations when you specify the `--relax' command-line option.

relaxing address modes
ld finds all jsr and jmp instructions whose targets are within eight bits, and turns them into eight-bit program-counter relative bsr and bra instructions, respectively.

synthesizing instructions
ld finds all mov.b instructions which use the sixteen-bit absolute address form, but refer to the top page of memory, and changes them to use the eight-bit address form. (That is: the linker turns `mov.b @aa:16' into `mov.b @aa:8' whenever the address aa is in the top page of memory).


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