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MacOS Assembly - Triangle
global start
section .text
mov rdx, output ; rdx holds address of next byte to write
mov r8, 1 ; initial line length
mov r9, 0 ; number of stars written on line so far
mov byte [rdx], '*' ; write single star
inc rdx ; advance pointer to next cell to write
inc r9 ; "count" number so far on line
cmp r9, r8 ; did we reach the number of stars on this line?
jne line ; not yet, keep writing on this line
mov byte [rdx], 10 ; write a new line char
inc rdx ; and move pointer to where next char goes
inc r8 ; next line will be one char longer
mov r9, 0 ; reset count of stars written on this line
cmp r8, maxlines ; wait, did we already finish the last line?
jng line ; if not, begin writing this line
mov rax, 0x2000004 ; system call for write
mov rdi, 1 ; file handle 1 is stdout
mov rsi, output ; address of string to output
mov rdx, dataSize ; number of bytes
syscall ; invoke operating system to do the write
mov rax, 0x2000001 ; system call for exit
xor rdi, rdi ; exit code 0
section .bss
maxlines: equ 8
dataSize: equ 44
output: resb dataSize

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@glinesbdev glinesbdev commented Aug 22, 2019

To compile:

nasm -fmacho64 triangle.asm
gcc -o triangle.o triangle

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