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A compiler is a computer program that translates a higher-level programming language into a lower-level language. For example: Solidity is compiled into EVM opcodes.

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Ethereum Wallet cannot complie “msg.sender.send”

I have been using Ethereum Wallet to compile and deploy contracts. Now I got this error when trying to test the code in CryptoKittyCore. It failed to compile with this message Failure condition of '...
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Is there a way to download Remix IDE locally and access it from the Terminal (Linux)?

Is there a way to download Remix IDE locally and access it from the Terminal (Linux)? Hi, I think I have read that it should be possible to download Remix IDE and use it offline. In the latest ...
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Where is the compiler in Remix?

I installed remix-ide. It is able to compile contracts. So it somehow calls Solidity compiler. Where is this compiler located in the filesystem and how to use it without remix-ide?
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Remix Compiler Errors - Transferred GitHub .SOL Codes to Remix

I transferred all 23 Sol extension files (smart contracts for Syscoin and Ether) from GitHub to Remix but only 3 of them can be compiled and deployed. The rest of them show errors. [Here is the link ...
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ABIEncoderV2PackedStorage bug, is something to worry about? any info?

I have a simple factory of ERC-20 Tokens, deployed to Rinkeby using remix. When I create contracts with this factory and verify the code in Etherscan (using etherscan API) I am having this warning in ...
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How to call & use ERC20 airdrop smartcontract

I'm using remix solidity browser compiler. I deployed this code for an AirDrop smart contract: https://pastebin.com/kzYxmEab I used the same address to create/deploy the Airdrop contract as was used ...
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Library calls fail depending on compiler version?

I'm trying to deploy my library and call it afterwards with the specific address. While testing this I encountered that the behavior changed over the course of compilers. I tried to follow How to call ...
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Unhandled Rejection (Error): invalid string value (arg=“x”, coderType=“string”, value=5)

Using Truffle unbox react to unbox a boilerplate. received the following error from running npm run start Changes: Addition of "memory" parameters in the simpleStorage.sol Changed unit to string in ...
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Trying to compile running: 'node compile.js', but get error: “assert.js:350 throw err;” [Udemy 'Complete Developers Guide' Course]

This is the first contract with this Udemy course. Trying to compile by running: "node compile.js" but get the following error: iii@iii:~/inbox$ node compile.js assert.js:350 throw err; ^ ...
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Deploying fails with different compile version

I'm trying to implement a simple card game. Actually, everything is working fine. Until I tried to move from 0.4.0 to 0.4.22. Any idea what is going wrong? Thanks a lot. And here the code: pragma ...
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How to execute web3 batch js file

New to solidity programming and I discovered this today at this site: var contract = new web3.eth.Contract(abi, address); var batch = new web3.BatchRequest(); batch.add(web3.eth.getBalance.request('...
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“Mock compiler : Source not found” Error in Remix online IDE

I haven't been able to compile any solidity code because of this error. How do I solve this problem?
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How to separately optimize bytecode?

This question is regarding the bytecode-optimizer of the solidity-compiler, not the yul-optimizer: Is there any way to separately optimize bytecode? Normally the solidity-compiler optimizes the ...
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How to detect compiler version given only Solidity Source Code

I've collected some random smart contracts from the internet, many of them do not specify compiler version using pragma in their source code. Is there any way or any tool that can help me identify the ...
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What is auxdata in the asm output from solc?

I am using - solc --asm smartcontractname.sol I get at the end of the asm auxdata. I am trying to check different modules to see what is inherited. Does anyone know how auxdata is computed? Here is ...
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Switch solc compiler versions

I have solc v0.5.2 on my system, but I have several contracts, that require solc < v0.5, so that I get errors: Error: Source file requires different compiler version What is the best way to run ...
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Compiler version incompatibility nightmare

I'm new to Solidity and Truffle. I'm trying to compile my Solidity code within Truffle to create an ERC-20 token. I have @truffle/hdwallet-provider and @openzeppelin/contracts as my dependencies. Now,...
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How do I update compiler for embark?

I am rewriting an old contract I had. I am using the latest version of OZ contracts.. but they require: pragma solidity ^0.6.2 I am using embark 5.2.3 and current compiler is 0.6.1+commit.e6f7d5a4....
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Contract import from GitHub gives an error “Unable to import ”undefined“: TypeError: Failed to fetch”

This would be an old issue, but the solutions I have seen on this site aren't working. I'm trying to import a contract of OpenZeppelin to my Remix IDE. import "https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/...
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How to deploy Library contract separate from the main contract and link it

For deployment I am using remix. When I deploy Hello.sol the compiler typically merges SafeMath.sol as a part of the main contract (Hello.sol) and deploys. This adds up library and main contract's ...
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How to publish in ethereum with “imports” ? or how to do?

Hello i have this question in my mind now : How to publish in ethereum with "imports" ? or how to do ? why i say this ? answer : when i wanna "verify and publish Contract Source Code" with a ...
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VS code Expected identifier, got 'LParen'solc

I keep getting this error/warning on my vscode when I emit events and build constructors. or After a bit of googling I understand it is something about my compiler, since solc <0.4.18 does not ...
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Function, variable, struct or modifier declaration expected [duplicate]

I am using the following code structure; pragma solidity ^0.5.0; contract TtdmToken { uint256 public totalSupply; function TtdmToken () public { totalSupply = 1000000; } } ...
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Are there any risks of undefined behavior when calling a function which doesn't return anything using a prototype of it which returns bool?

According to the ERC-20 Token Standard, functions transfer and transferFrom should return a boolean value indicating success or failure: interface IERC20Token { function transfer(address _to, ...
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Cannot install Solidity v0.5.13 in MacOS

Mac Os: Catalina 10.15.1 Z3 Version: 4.8.5 boost Version: 1.71.0 CMake Version: 3.15.5 When I installed solidity 0.5.13 by CMD: brew install solidity, I received : ==> Installing solidity from ...
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How to test for compiler bugs allowing arbitrary jumps?

OptimizerStateKnowledgeNotResetForJumpdestand OptimizerClearStateOnCodePathJoin allowed in certain condition a jump to incorrect destination. Yet, I’m not finding their specific issues in https://...
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Why is there a difference between a public array and a function which returns it?

On-chain example: pragma solidity 0.4.24; contract MyContract { uint[] public array; constructor() public { array.push(1); array.push(2); array.push(3); } ...
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Function overriding versus Solidity Compiler Warning: Function state mutability can be restricted to pure

I have a function in a base contract that could have the state mutability modifier "pure" because it always returns true: BaseContract { function x(bytes memory) public ...
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Error While Compiling In Remix During Tutorial

During a tutorial on my first compile I received this error: :1:1: Parser error: Expected import directive or contract definition. pragma solidity ^0.5.12; ^ What's that about? How do I fix it? I'...
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Contract can't import remote repository locally

I made a compiler script that takes all contracts in folder ./contracts/ and produces a .json for each contract, containing an ABI and Bytecode. This worked fine for a while. However, I added some ...
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Setting Remix default Compiler Version

Is it possible to set the default Compiler version in Remix? Each time I open Remix, the compiler defaults to version 0.5.0+commit.1d4f565a. However, there is currently up to version 0.5.10 available ...
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Solidity code sequence for owner

How can I make my code sequential, meaning I'd like functions to be performed in a certain order. Can I make a function not run able till another is run. An example would be great help.
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Function declared as view, but this expression (potentially) modifies the state requires payable

I'm trying to change the an address data variable to a one, which is selected via a function. Keep getting the below error. Function declared as view, but this expression (potentially) modifies the ...
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Type uint256 is not implicitly convertible to expected type int256

I'm trying to compile the following keep getting an error, even though used this before in second code and its working fine. Simply trying to change the temp to the new temperature set by the user, so ...
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What is the value range of the parameter optimize-runs when running the solidity compiler?

I would like to know what the allowed value range of the parameter optimize-runs is when running the Solidity compiler. I didn't find the answer in the official document of Solidity.
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Get values from stack when certain Opcode is called

I am currently trying to use genetic algorithms to automatically generate test cases that for ethereum smart contracts similar to https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7840029>this paper. In ...
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EVM Assembly tags

Studying the Solidity optimizer, I found that the assembly code is divided into tags and the optimizer doesn't work between them: It splits the sequence of instructions into basic blocks at JUMPs ...
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solc command is generating empty .bin files

Firstly, this is not an inheritance problem like in this post I have the following two files ( ManagedWallet.sol & ManagedWalletLookup.sol ) pragma solidity ^0.4.24; contract ...
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Understanding the “.send” warning message

Warning: Failure condition of 'send' ignored. Consider using 'transfer' instead. Is this a new compiler warning, and what exactly does it mean?
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Why the same contract has more bytecode size in solidity 0.5 in compare to 0.4.24?

My earlier contract was compatible with solc@0.4.24. Now I am upgrading my contract to make it compatible with solidity 0.5 but it leads to an increase in bytecode size. AFAICT There is no change in ...
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Error in external function parameter defination for an interface

Dear community members, I have come across an error while defining an interface (just using the standard one interface ERC721TokenReceiver) this interface is mentioned in this link https://github....
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Unable to run truffle compile

I want to run truffle compile on my AWS Ubuntu 18.4 server. I'm able to compile the same contracts on my local with no compilation errors but when I tried to run truffle compile on AWS ubuntu server ...
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Problem with wallet.transfer in newer solidity compilers

I read the documentation of the changes on 0.5.0 but I do not know how to get this done with my code snippet. I tried to make the constructor payable but this does not work. Can someone help me. The ...
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Can we eliminate specifying solc compiler version at the beginning of each smart contract.

Is it possible to eliminate specifying the solc compiler version at the beginning of each smart contract. This would help in separating the compiler version from the smart contract, so if the compiler ...
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(web3.js) The method eth_compileSolidity does not exist/is not available [duplicate]

I have tried to develop a javascript function with web3.js to compile a solidity contract. In html/javascript code, I have prepared the following. var contract_code = "pragma solidity ^0.4.....[omit ...
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Solidity: ParserError: Expected pragma, import directive or contract/interface/library definition. uint private age; ^

I am using Atom together with etheratom and I don't get why this simple code won't run: pragma solidity ^0.4.19 contract MyFirstContract { string private name; uint private age; ...
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Solved: How to change Solidity linter [solc] compiler version in Visual Studio Code?

Hi may I know how to change my Solidity linter compiler version in Visual Studio Code(vscode)? OR Visual studio code how to specify solidity compiler version? The only Solidity related extensions I ...
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Nested structs that are part of a mapping broken in Solidity 0.5.0?

The following code compiled successfully with Soldity 0.4.21. With 0.5.0 it triggers a fatal compilation error as follows: UnimplementedFeatureError: Encoding type "struct TestNestedStructInMapping....
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I build solc from source v0.4.18 but can't not use it to compile solidity. How can I solve this problem?

$ solc --bin -o ./contracts SimpleStore.sol Warning: This is a pre-release compiler version, please do not use it in product ...
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Is it safe to call revert() instead of returning a value?

I have the following piece of code: function func() public returns (bool) { if (some condition on msg.sender) { do some stuff return true; } revert(); } The compiler (0.4....