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The Java® Virtual Machine Specification, Java SE 7 Edition, Third Edition by Alex Buckley, Gilad Bracha, Frank Yellin, Tim Lindholm

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6.5. Instructions

aaload

Operation

Load reference from array

Format

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Forms

aaload = 50 (0x32)

Operand Stack

..., arrayref, index

..., value

Description

The arrayref must be of type reference and must refer to an array whose components are of type reference. The index must be of type int. Both arrayref and index are popped from the operand stack. The reference value in the component of the array at index is retrieved and pushed onto the operand stack.

Run-time Exceptions

If arrayref is null, aaload throws a NullPointerException.

Otherwise, if index is not within the bounds of the array referenced by arrayref, the aaload instruction throws an ...

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