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Solidity docs say "only the code of the given address is used, all other aspects (storage, balance, ...) are taken from the current contract." This is useful when creating a library.

But what happens if you chain delegatecall( )?

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Chains of delegatecall(..) will still retain the original msg.sender, storage, balance, etc values from the calling contract.

contract A {
    function indirect() {
        B.doit();
    }
    function direct() {
        C.doit();
    }
}

library B {
    function doit() {
        C.doit();
    }
}

library C {
    function doit() {
        msg.sender.send(this.balance);
    }
}

In the above set of contracts, A.direct() and A.indirect() will behave the same. The only difference is that A.indirect() will involve an additional stack depth increase since it chains A > B > C rather than directly from A > C.

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