Pretty new to assembly language and I need help with this problem. I'm trying to traverse through a string and see if each character is either a number or a operand (+, -, *, /). Everytime I run the program, it doesn't work properly. I'm pretty sure the error is in the 'lb' line after my loop label but I can't figure out what is wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

string1: .asciiz "Please enter a string. Make sure the string only contains RPN characters: "
string2: .asciiz "Invalid input: "
string3: .asciiz "Input is valid.\n"
string4: .asciiz "The first operator is "
string5: .asciiz "No operator found.\n"
string6: .asciiz "Please enter a single interger: \n"
string7: .asciiz "Please enter a single operator (+,-,*,/): \n"
string8: .asciiz "The result is "
input: .space 50
output: .space 3

	.globl Olu
	la	$a0, string1
	li	$v0, 4
	la	$a0, input
	li	$v0, 8

	move $s0, $a0			 #address of input

	lb $t0, ($s0) 			     # gets a character
	beq $t0, $zero, next		# runs loop till 0 is received
	blt $t0, 48, charCheck	       # checks if char is less than 0
	bgt	$t0, 57, notValid	# checks if char is greater than 9
	add $s0, $s0, 1			 # moves along string
	j loop

	la $a0, string2
	li $v0, 4

	move $a0, $t0
	li $v0, 11
	j next

	bne $t0, 42, notValid		#checks if char is equal to op
	bne $t0, 43, notValid
	bne $t0, 45, notValid
	bne $t0, 47, notValid
	add $s0, $s0, 1	
	j loop

	li $v0, 10

Also, if anyone knows of a decent MIPS simulator/debugger, please let me know. Thanks again!

Figured out what was wrong, really stupid mistake. The move instruction before the loop label was supposed to be from $v0 to $s0, not $a0 to $v0. However, when I make the correction and run the program, I get an address out of range error at the 'lb' instruction which is definitely not supposed to happen. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks again!

Never mind, figured it out. Made a stupid error, on the 'lb' instruction. Thanks for all the "help" everyone.

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