I have created and deployed(Remix) a simple contract to understand better data types. When I deploy contract, I see that data types are not in the order inside the contract. Here is my contract:

pragma solidity >=0.8.7;

contract DataTypes {
    uint public uintNumber = 9;
    int public intNumber = -68;
    uint8 public uint8Number = 17;
    bool public myBool = true;
    address public myAddress = msg.sender;
    bytes32 public myBytes32 = "hello byte";
    string public myString = "hello string";

And here is the situation after deployment. I expect to see "uint" first, but somehow "int" is coming first and rest is in a complete different order. Do you know the reason for this? Is it something related to Remix or something related to Solidity?

Contract view after deployment

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Is it something related to Remix or something related to Solidity?

Remix just arranges them in the UI in alphanumerical order.

There is no relation to which storage slots each variable inhabits.

I believe the sorting is done in txhelper.ts, here, where each of your variables generates a getter function, which is considered constant. The important line of code is:

return a.name.localeCompare(b.name)
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    I just realized my idiot mistake. True, it is in alphabetical order. And thank you very much for providing deeper information.
    – Abdulhakim
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 14:21

Solidity Compiler automatically rearrange EVM slot wise.In EVM 1 slot size is 32 bytes. If you want to understand how to solidity compiler arrange the storage slot then read the solidity docs.

  • Thank you very much for information on EVM slot sizes. That was a topic I didnt know about, I have checked the link you shared and I will further study on it.
    – Abdulhakim
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 14:23

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