I have a simple function printing byte a byte the value of a bytes16 0x20010db8000000000000000000000001 and I get the following result.

['0x20', '0x01', '0x0d', '0xb7', '0xff', '0xff', '0xff', '0x65' ]

[ '0x20', '0x7e', '0x22', '0x36', '0x66', '0xc0', '0x00', '0x00' ]

It should not be??

['0x20', '0x01', '0x0d', '0xb8', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00' ]

[ '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x00', '0x01' ]

Why it is not??

Here the code:

function print1(bytes16 a) public 
returns (bytes1,bytes1,bytes1,bytes1,bytes1,bytes1,bytes1,bytes1){
return (a[0],a[1],a[2],a[3],a[4],a[5],a[6],a[7]);}

function print2(bytes16 a) public returns
return (a[8],a[9],a[10],a[11],a[12],a[13],a[14],a[15]);}    

Step to reproduce:


1 Answer 1


I tested your code with Remix. But it works fine. If you tested using truffle (javascript test file), then you should use print1("0x20010db8000000000000000000000001"), do not forget "". I got similar issue with byte1 array as here.

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And this is truffle result with your code,

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plus, both print1 and print2, you better add "pure" to avoid warning, something like..

function print1(bytes16 a) public pure
  • OK that is fine but Why?? Jun 7, 2018 at 12:34
  • @StefanoAngieri I am not sure, but it need to explicitly require " " to pass string, bytes, address except number.
    – Kronos
    Jun 8, 2018 at 12:29

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