BIC Machine Instruction Support Added

We have just published update Z22-1709E to add to z/XDC release z2.2 support for the new BIC machine instruction.

z/XDC now understands:

  • How to format BIC instructions (using its pseudo-mnemonics when appropriate),
  • How to find the 8-byte pointer field (even when it’s in a different address space or data space),
  • How to interpret Point-and-Shoot commands issued against BIC instructions (They are resolved to the actual branch target, not to the pointer field.),
  • How to TRACE through BIC instructions.

Support for the remaining Z14 instructions will be coming shortly.