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What OPCODES are available for the Ethereum EVM?

The Ethereum virtual machine has a large number of operation codes and base level instruction sets. Is a complete listing available?
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understanding mload assembly function

I am learning the inline assembly in solidity, i ve found the function mload(0x40) i am confused whith what this function does? did it reserve 4 Slot/word in memory or did it load the data stored in ...
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isContract function using EVM assembly to get the address' code size

My problem is that I need to make sure my contract processes only the transactions coming from EOA (externally owned accounts). For this I need to determine the type of account I'm dealing with. In ...
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What are some examples of how inline assembly benefits smart contract development?

A lot of people have expressed excitement at the potential of using inline assembly in smart contracts. After seeing this comment on reddit I'm curious to see some basic (and more advanced, if you ...
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How to generate sugared assembly code from Solidity code?

In the Solidity documentation I see a sample assembly code: { mstore(0x40, 0x60) // store the "free memory pointer" // function dispatcher switch div(calldataload(0), exp(2, 226)) case ...
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How could msg.sender != tx.origin AND extcodesize(caller) == 0 be true?

I'm working on a puzzle where msg.sender != tx.origin, so the implication is that the caller needs to be a contract or at least something in between the calling account. But extcodesize(caller) == 0 ...
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What is the cryptic part at the end of a solidity contract bytecode?

Given the following contract: pragma solidity ^0.4.11; contract Simple { bytes32 public v; function set(bytes32 _v) { v = _v; } } When disassembling, neither remix, solc or evm ...
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How can a factory contract clone the bytecode of an existing contract?

Using new to create a contract causes the factory contract to compile with the product contract's bytecode appended to the end... contract Foo { function Foo() {} } bytecode: 60606040525b600056 ...
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How to convert bytes to uint in Solidity

Hey is there a way to convert bytes to uint in Solidity?
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Difference between the assembly code generated for uint and uint32?

I wrote a simple contract with a single state variable with type uint and the generated assembly code is quite straight forward. But when I changed the type to uint32 the generated assembly becomes ...
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When did the Ethereum “free memory pointer” change? (6060… -> 6080…)

I have been digging a bit deeper into the Ethereum bytecode with the specific goal to do contract verification from the source code. I noticed, while doing some tests, that the initial bytes of the ...
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How can a proxy contract create another contract? [duplicate]

A simple proxy contract looks like: contract Proxy { function forward(address to, uint value, bytes data) { if (!to.call.value(value)(data)) { throw; } } } Using ...
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Get address from public key in Solidity

The address is the last 20 bytes of sha3(publicKey) In Solidity, using assembly if needed, how could I splice the first 12 bytes from sha3(publicKey) and get the address? What I came up with runs out ...
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can anyone help to explain calldataload

In the Solidity documentation, the definition of calldataload is: calldataload(p) call data starting from position p (32 bytes) But I am really confused by what is call data. Is the call data of ...
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Could more than one mapping's key point to the same memory space?

Since memory is already allocated on (array[0] = value;), I just want to change its pointing key value. Such as array[1] will allow me to access value now. Is it possible to change the key of ...
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Can a contract fetch the global block gas limit?

The OPCODE GASLIMIT gets the block's gas limit. Could in-line assembly, uint gasLimit; assembly { gasLimit := gaslimit } fetch the gas limit ? contract B { function ...
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How do you balance inline assembly blocks?

Since Solidity 0.4.3, the compiler now shows warnings when a block is not balanced. For example: Error: Inline assembly block is not balanced. It leaves 1 item(s) on the stack. I've tried finding ...
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Understanding solidity inline assembly code

Here is a code from solidity documentation: function sumAsm(uint[] _data) public returns (uint o_sum) { for (uint i = 0; i < _data.length; ++i) { assembly { ...
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How to pass parameters to Contract constructor using when using assembly?

Here I have a function which deploys a Contract straight from bytecode, but let say my contract needs some arguments in the constructor, is it possible to pass them through create opcode? function ...
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Concat two bytes arrays with Assembly

Does anyone know how to efficiently concat two bytes arrays with assembly language to save gas costs? Currently I have function mergeBytes(bytes param1, bytes param2) returns (bytes) { bytes ...
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How to return dynamic sized array's original address on the memory of Solidity?

On the following source code, memOffset returns local values such as 96, 128 as the address value. How could I make it return the original address that is located on the memory, is it possible? After ...
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Can you write a contract which bytecode can be proven that can only send ether to a given address?

I'm thinking maybe looking through the OP codes, you can realize that the contract can only send money to a given address. Would this kind of formal verification be hard to write?
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Copy and deploy a smart contract from opcodes without source code

I extracted opcodes from an already existing and deployed smart contract and I would like to know if it is possible to deploy an exact copy of this contract from its opcodes? My extracted opcodes ...
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convert bytes to uint8[8] using mstore()

I know how to convert bytes to uint8[8] using mload but mstore seemed like it could be more gas efficient. Is something like this possible? function bytesToUintArray(bytes input) returns (uint8[8])) ...
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Solidity assembly question - mstore

I was searching on how to convert a uint to bytes in Solidity and found this answer. function toBytes(uint256 x) returns (bytes b) { b = new bytes(32); assembly { mstore(add(b, 32), x) } } ...
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Difference in “delegate call via assembly”

I came across a different version of delegate call via assembly and also tried all of them - no different result so far. How does it differ and which is the best version to use? OpenZepplin version: ...
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Why does Gnosis' MultiSig passes less gas than available in external_call?

Gnosis' MultiSig Wallet substract a fixed amount of gas (34710) when calling an external address. function external_call(address destination, uint value, uint dataLength, bytes data) internal returns ...
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Returning values from Solidity function that does not define a return?

I'm a bit confused by the code at this smart contract, which is part of the Aragon project code: function delegatedFwd( address _dst, bytes _calldata, uint256 _minReturnSize) internal { ...
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assembly in solidity: wrong result for and operator

Could somebody explain why the value of c variable is not 0x0c in code below: function test() { byte b = 0x2c; byte c; assembly { c := and(b, 0xf) } Check(c); } The Check ...
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Can the CALL opcode be used to create a contract?

The Yellow Paper Appendix H defines the CREATE and CALL opcodes. For CALL: the operand order is: gas, to, value, in offset, in size, out offset, out size. By setting the second operand (the "to"...
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How to get access to the storage mapping through the solidity assembler?

referencing the question How to get access to the storage array through the solidity assembler? I have been trying to figure out how to access the mapping (or variable y from the question). The ...
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How do I use delegatecall assembly with a storage pointer to a struct

I am trying to call a library function using assembly and the delegatecall opcode. The library function accepts two parameters, the state object storage pointer and an address, it returns a single ...
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Contract assembly algorithm in .data part of the object file

Hope you are doing well. We were running a simple contract and trying to analyse the assembly code generated by the browser compiler. In the .data part we found a section where the compiler executes a ...
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Accessing array elements with inline assembly

Using a loop in inline assembly compared to a regular solidity for loop saves around 20% in gas cost. I'm struggling however with looping over an array through inline assembly. Is this possible and ...
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Get public key from signature in a smart contract (note, public key, not address)

Are there any libraries to get a public key from a signature in a smart contract? The ecrecover method returns an address, not a public key, and to do computations that need to derive a public key ...
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Checking if an address is encoded on the end of a bytes array

I have a bytes array. Within the last 20 bytes, there is an address stored. I am trying to compare the address at the end of this array to the address of a msg.sender, and am wondering if there is a ...
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Can I use delegatecall in a transaction?

I'm interested in techniques to perform multiple sends/contract calls inside of a single transaction but with the EOA that originates the transaction still being the sender for all operations (not a ...
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Passing constructor arguments to the CREATE assembly instruction in solidity

I have a contract which deploys other contracts by bytecode: contract DeployContract { function deploy(bytes calldata _bytecode) external returns(address addr) { bytes memory bytecode = ...
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Help to understand assembly method

I have find this assembly code function toBytes(address a) constant returns (bytes b){ assembly { let m := mload(0x40) mstore(add(m, 20), xor(...
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Parameters on evm opcode create

Why the usual way to create a contract with evm opcodes use add and mload, for example: bytes memory bytecode = hex"600580600c6000396000b800602a600052b8"; ... assembly { _address := ...
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How can I peek into the stack using inline assembly?

I am specifically interested in calling a function whose return-type is unknown to me. More precisely: The contract which owns the function has had several versions over time My contract may call ...
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Problem using created array from assembly

I've used the code from the solidity assembly tutorial here to create a single dimensional array in assembly. The code is as follows: contract C { function f(uint a, uint b) constant returns (uint[]) ...
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Difference between sending a transaction with no to field and create() opcode?

What is the difference between sending a transaction with no to field and create() opcode ?
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Accessing struct fields from assembly block

Say we have the following structure: struct MyStruct { uint256 x; uint256 y; } and that it is passed as an argument to some function. Inside that function, we have assembly block from where we ...
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Solidity: Saving arbitrary data into bytes array and later parsing it

I want to create a function that receives two addresses and saves them into a bytes array. later a matching function will receive this bytes array and parse the two addresses. function ...
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Where is the length of an array located in terms of memory layout?

For example, given the following cases: uint[3] memory arr; uint[] memory arr = new uint[](3); Suppose I try to access arr from within an assembly block (using mload, for example). Where (...
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how to join two bytes32 values in solidity?

Below is work example of joining two bytes arrays. I wonder how I can join two bytes32 using assembly or solidity? two bytes32 values should serve as an input and a joined bytes32 is an output. ...
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Get return value of a low level call

I'd like to get the return value of a low level call. (bool success, ) = address(0x1234...7890).call{value:0}(callData); This post discusses a solution that sounds like it should work, but it doesn'...
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is there any advantage of using inline assembly call over address.call?

Is there any advantage of using inline assembly call over address.call? For example // address addr // uint value // bytes memory data // using inline assembly assembly { call(gas, addr, value,...
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In-line assembly error

I am checking if an address is a smart contract. Similarly to many articles and example-codes out there, i do this within my function: uint32 size; assembly{ size := extcodesize(_to) } if(size &...