for example I want to see the content of 'b', not just the address. How do I do that?

contract Test {

    function myTest(uint a) private returns (bytes32) {

        bytes32 a = bytes32(a);
        return a;

    bytes32 b = myTest(1234);

  • I think we're missing part of the story...what is mixRunes? What are you trying to do, we might be able to help out more on that end vs debugging
    – thefett
    Jan 3, 2018 at 2:45

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You are not seeing an "address". What you are seeing is the bytes32 representation of the string/number you entered. You could convert that to a human readable string in Javascript for example by using the web3 toAscii function:

var str = web3.toAscii("0x657468657265756d000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000");
console.log(str); // "ethereum"


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