pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract sec

    uint age= 15;
    uint agePer;

    modifier onlyPer (){


    function getage(uint agep) onlyPer() public returns (uint){

        return agePer;
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    How and where exactly does this code "display" anything? – goodvibration Aug 13 '18 at 17:00

age is 15, and agePer is 0, so age == agePer is not true. That means the body of getage never runs, and so the return value is always the default uint value of 0.

  • i should pass a constructor to initalize agePer first then execute getage function. – Faheel Sattar Aug 13 '18 at 17:01
  • Also, the code is senseless. Set agePer=agep only if agePer==agep??? – goodvibration Aug 13 '18 at 17:01
  • BTW, the modifier doesn't require nor assert, so I'm not sure that the body of the function never runs (I'm just not sure that it runs at all, because I can't see anyone calling this function to begin with). – goodvibration Aug 13 '18 at 17:02
  • @goodvibration The underscore in a modifier represents the function body. if (false) { _; } means the body of the function isn't executed. – user19510 Aug 13 '18 at 17:05
  • Cool, was missing that part in my "vocabulary" (was always happy with the fact that this syntax worked, but never bothered to dive into it). – goodvibration Aug 13 '18 at 17:09

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