By other words, can anyone explain how indirect addressing works?

I red MARIE's LoadI X over and over and still didnt understand the logic behind it.

LoadI X loads the value which is stored at address of the address X into the AC

Thanks for any answer.


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Let the variable X contain the value 0xABC, assumed to be a valid memory address, and let the address of X be 0xDEF.

Then X denotes the value of what is stored at 0xDEF and *X (indirect addressing) is the value of what is stored at 0xABC (not said here).

Without indirect addressing, there would probably be no computers, because only dumb programs could be written.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for clarification! $\endgroup$
    – damacaner
    May 30, 2022 at 10:34

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