When evaluated, this vm instruction loads the Character source value into the target word and sets the data type to Character. There are no conversions made between different types. This instruction may return an Error value. After the operation, the Instruction Pointer is promoted. The operation of this vm instruction is expressed in the following C expression:



(vmnatLoadCharacter source target)

Name Format AIS Types
source regoffset character
target regoffset (word:character)



Here are a number of links to Lambda coding examples which contain this instruction in various use cases.



Keyword Links

Here are a number of links to this instruction by related keywords.

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Instruction Type

Here are a number of links to this instructions of this same type.

vmnatAddInteger vmnatAddNumber vmnatAndInteger vmnatDivInteger
vmnatDivNumber vmnatDivrInteger vmnatDivrNumber vmnatJumpCCInteger
vmnatJumpCCNumber vmnatLoadCharacter vmnatLoadFloat vmnatLoadInteger
vmnatLoadLong vmnatLoadNumber vmnatLoadObject vmnatLoadShort
vmnatMulInteger vmnatMulNumber vmnatOrInteger vmnatSaveCharacter
vmnatSaveFloat vmnatSaveInteger vmnatSaveLong vmnatSaveNumber
vmnatSaveObject vmnatSaveShort vmnatShlInteger vmnatShrInteger
vmnatSubInteger vmnatSubNumber vmnatXorInteger


Argument Types

Here are a number of links which are related to this instructions .

vmcadd vmcdiv vmcmul vmcsub
vmjumpcc vmnatLoadCharacter vmnatSaveCharacter vmregRefCharacter
vmregRefLong vmregRefShort vmregRefXCharacter vmregRefXFloat
vmregRefXInteger vmregRefXLong vmregRefXNumber vmregRefXShort
vmregRefXWord vmregSetCharImmediate vmregSetCharacter vmregSetXCharImmediate


Virtual Machine Instructions

AIS Lambdas are designed to be write-once-run-anywhere executable objects. This is accomplished via the virtual machine concept of software Lambda execution. Lambda virtual machines are designed to be mapped onto the actual host microchip at the server location, providing faithful Lambda execution wherever the Lambda may travel on the Internet. There are currently several virtual machines operating within Analytic Information Server. The DRM virtual machine uses a Dynamically typed Register Machine model to provide portable Lambda execution from high level dynamically typed instructions all the way to super fast microchip-level register execution. The DRM virtual machine runs in emulation mode during the testing and debug phases of Lambda development, and there is an AIS Lambda debugger available for Lambdas running on this virtual machine. During the final release phases of Lambda development, DRM virtual machine Lambdas are automatically converted to the NATIVE virtual machine on the host computer, using the just-in-time compiler. The NATIVE virtual machine is a faithful machine language translation of the execution rules in the DRM virtual machine onto the actual host microchip at the server location. NATIVE virtual machine execution runs at microchip-level execution speeds.

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