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My Ethereum app consists of creating a post like on Facebook and people can like/comment on it. Should I create separate contract copy for every post or just one contract to deal with all posts?

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You should store them all in one contract; there's no reason to create an arbitrary amount of contracts.

In Solidity, you can use a dynamically sized array to store all the posts. A simple example would be a contract like this:

pragma solidity ^0.4.17;

contract Facebook
{
    struct Post
    {
        address sender;
        string text;
    }
    Post[] public posts;
    function createPost(string text) public
    {
        posts.push(Post(msg.sender, text));
    }
}
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  • Thank you. I got this. But I really want to know when do we create new contract for different things? In which case do we do that? – SHIVAM SETHI Sep 29 '17 at 18:25
  • @SHIVAMSETHI, Once a contract has been deployed on the blockchain, you can't change its source code. If you want to change it, you will have to deploy a new contract with different source code. – Jesbus Sep 29 '17 at 19:15

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