; Guide to Assembly Language
        ; Section 7.2 Complete Program
        ; Copyright 2010, James T. Streib
        .model flat,c
        .stack 100h
scanf     PROTO arg2:Ptr Byte, inputlist:VARARG
printf    PROTO arg1:Ptr Byte, printlist:VARARG
in1fmt    byte "%d",0
msg1fmt   byte "%s",0
msg3fmt   byte "%s%d",0Ah,0Ah,0
errfmt    byte "%s",0Ah,0
errmsg1   byte 0Ah,"Error: Negative x and/or y",0
errmsg2   byte 0Ah,"Error: Undefined answer",0
msg1      byte "Enter x: ",0
msg2      byte "Enter n: ",0
msg3      byte 0Ah,"The answer is: ",0
x         sdword ?
n         sdword ?
ans       sdword ?
main      proc
        INVOKE printf, ADDR msg1fmt, ADDR msg1
        INVOKE scanf, ADDR in1fmt, ADDR x
        INVOKE printf, ADDR msg1fmt, ADDR msg2
        INVOKE scanf, ADDR in1fmt, ADDR n
        call power
        INVOKE printf, ADDR msg3fmt, ADDR msg3, ans
main      endp

power     proc
        push eax        ; save registers
        push ecx
        push edx
        mov ans,-1      ; default value for ans
        .if x<0 || n<0
        INVOKE printf, ADDR errfmt, ADDR errmsg1
        .if x==0 && n==0
        INVOKE printf, ADDR errfmt, ADDR errmsg2
        mov ecx,1       ; initialize ecx loop counter
        mov ans,1       ; initialize ans
        .while ecx <= n
        mov eax,ans     ; load eax with ans
        imul x          ; multiply eax by x
        mov ans,eax     ; sotre eax in ans
        inc ecx         ; increment eax loop countere
        pop edx         ; restore registers
        pop ecx
        pop eax
power     endp