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Clarification on how Calldata persists on the blockchain and how Optimistic Rollups use it

So I see that a lot of optimistic rollup solutions say that they store the chain's transaction data on Ethereum via "calldata" which is way cheaper in gas costs than contract storage (I ...
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Is it possible to get HMM (Heterogeneous Memory Management) to work with GPU's mining Ethereum? Trying to use low memory cards

Many GPU's are capable of doing the computing for Eth, but they lack the GPU memory to actually hold the DAG file. It seems like HMM (Heterogeneous Memory Management) may be able to resolve this issue,...
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Type struct Mycontract.User memory is not implicitly convertible to expected type struct Mycontract.User storage pointer

pragma solidity >=0.5.0 <0.7.0; contract Mycontract{ uint256 a; struct User { string name; } User[] users; function foo() public{ **User storage user=User("hey&...
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How to give an array in storage value from an array from a function's input parameters

Below is the code that I have: struct Cow{ uint age; uint name; } Cow[] cows; // this is the code I am trying below. function createCows(Cow[] memory _cows) public { cows =_cows; } When ...
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GPU'S Failed cannot create DAG

Last night everything is fine and then this morning I check my mining its's closed I think it was restarted or close accidentally then when I open my pool I have this error. ETH: 5 pools are ...
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Data location specification and bytes32

Why is data location not required to be specified for bytes32?
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Memory usage and limits for go-ethereum

geth (and swarm) seem to require a lot of memory, and there are also reports that they tend to an all you can eat approach to system limits. 1) What are the actual memory requirements for geth? 2) ...
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how does Storing and Fetching data works in Smart contracts [closed]

Please help me out with these questions. 1)Where does the contract stores the data? 2)when we access the value of a variable form of a contract, how does it retrieve the latest value? 3)how is the ...
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Saving String Memory Argument to Struct Array

I have the following Solidity code that compiles and tests okay, but the insurancePlan property of the Patient struct is not being saved. I've tried many variations and it is just blank (empty) when I ...
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When should I use calldata and when should I use memory?

I have seen people use both memory and calldata keywords when writing Solidity. Specifically, they are used when declaring function parameters. When should I use memory and when should I use calldata?...
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If I pass an enum as a parameter does it get stored in the blockchain?

I'm developing a Rock/Paper/Scissors Smart Contract (with a Commit-Reveal scheme). I have this enum: enum Move {rock, paper, scissors} I want to pass it to a function, without storing it to the ...
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Why do you always have to declare the “memory” keyword for strings inside a function? [duplicate]

Example: function myfunc (string memory words) public returns (string memory) { XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX } Why is it compulsory to declare the "memory" keyword? Would the ...
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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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How to initialize an empty array inside a struct?

Is there a mistake in the way I initialize Bar b in the function foobar? contract Foo { struct Bar { address owner; uint[] x; } Bar[] public bars; function foobar(...
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Difference between Memory and Storage?

What is the difference between Memory and Storage ? From both the EVM point of view and the contract design one. Thanks!
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The difference between contract address and wallet address

Disclaimer: this is a rather long question. To my understanding, contract address and wallet address are two profoundly different concepts, with the only thing in common being the fact that they are ...
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How store memory array in storage

In this code, I want to send an array of bytes32 and store them in the struct but I get the error which is TypeError: Type string memory[8] memory is not implicitly convertible to expected type ...
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In solidity, how to copy a string or pass it by value?

In this example I only modify string a, but both a and b are changed. It seems like the string wasn't copied. I only want to change a. How do you copy a string and how do you pass a string by value to ...
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Private Ethereum PoA error: “out of memory”

I'm working with multi node setup on Ethereum private chain PoA. We have all three validator nodes. blockchain ├── genesis.json ├── node1 │ ├── geth │ ├── keystore │ ├── ...
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TypeError: Data location must be “storage” or “memory” for parameter in function, but none was given

/// @dev Adds a new transaction to the transaction mapping, if transaction does not exist yet. /// @param destination Transaction target address. /// @param value Transaction ether value. /// @param ...
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Why did I get an error about using memory keyword in function getname?

// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT pragma solidity ^0.7.0; contract s12 { uint public age; string public name; bool rollno; constructor() public { rollno= false; } ...
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How to returns fixed length array in solidity

I get the following error, how to resolve it? Expected type name function Array_Data () public view returns (memory uint []) {^ ---- ^. pragma solidity >=0.5.0 <0.6.0; contract Lock { uint[...
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What is the default cache value of Geth?

According to the help page of Geth, --cache value defines Megabytes of memory allocated to internal caching (default = 4096 mainnet full node, 128 light mode) (default: 1024) I don't quite get it, is ...
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How to store array parameter of a function to contract state?

I am trying to save an invoice to contract storage (see function addNewInvoice(..)) but I seem to be tripping over the data locations. // SPDX-License-Identifier: private pragma solidity >=0.7.0; ...
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How to fill dynamic in-memory array

For some reason solidity doesn't allow to push values into memory array Member "push" is not available in bytes32[] memory outside of storage. Here is sample contract code: pragma solidity ^0.4....
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Storage vs Memory in the context of Gas Cost

I have two snippets -- one using memory, the other referencing storage: function winnerName() public view returns (string memory winnerName_) { string memory winnerName_ = ...
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How do programs on the 'Ethereum World Computer' compare to traditional programs or websites?

So this question has been bugging for me for a while and I can't seem to find the answer to it. Context I have been a web developer for many years. When I access a website, any frontend code is run ...
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What is the proper pattern to use a temporary variable and ensure it gets stored?

A contract has a state variable, which is complex. For the example, lets say it is a mapping of structs. Inside a method, I want to access that and store the changes. Like so: contract FooManager { ...
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How to store IPFS hash using bytes32?

Following Q/A (What datatype should I use for an IPFS address hash?) recommend us to use bytes to store IPFS hash. I was using following example(https://github.com/AdrianClv/ethereum-ipfs/blob/master/...
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The below code gets compiled but when foo is called invalid opcode error is thrown

pragma solidity >=0.5.0 <0.7.0; contract Mycontract{ uint256 a; struct User { string name; } User[] users; function foo() public{ User storage user=users[0]; ...
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why x(function setArr) is not being returned?

pragma solidity >=0.5.0 <0.7.0; contract Example{ uint256[3] x; function setArr(uint256[3] memory y) public returns(uint256[3] memory){ x=y; return getArr(x); } ...
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Understanding data location

pragma solidity ^0.5.16; contract mycontract{ uint256 public a; function foo(string calldata _name) external { string memory names; names = _name; getname(names); ...
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Explicit type conversion not allowed from “string memory” to “uint256”

I'm using an oracle to get results from a custom api. The result is in string by default. I want to convert it to uint256, so that I can perform basic arithmetic functions. Here's my code: function ...
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Memory Arrays Should Have Push() And Pop()

Dynamic memory arrays currently cannot be resized. This is true for Solang and solc solidity. However, Solang uses a heap, and has a realloc() function. Thus it is is possible for Solang to support ...
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Geth Version: 1.9.12-stable keeps getting killed…Out of memory: Kill process (geth) score 901 or sacrifice child

I am experiencing issues with my Geth (Version: 1.9.12-stable) nodes. Very often Geth exhausts all memory, which causes a sudden drop in blocks, resulting in the node falling behind. I am running ...
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How to save/read mappings within struct?

I am trying to create a mapping inside struct and then create a mapping of the struct. Take a look at below example: // ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ...
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How much data can I store in a smart contract, what is the cost and how it is implemented?

If I suppose I use a smart contract as a database, how much data can I store? speaking only of strings and integers, save them in contract data structures does it cost in addition to the gas used for ...
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TypeError: Member “editor” not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in struct PrivateSmartContract.BuildingRental storage ref

I want to store user's wallet address array as editor's address so i created struct with array like following pragma solidity >=0.4.0 <0.7.0; pragma experimental ABIEncoderV2; contract ...
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Declaring a memory array of storage pointers in Solidity

I would like to declare a variable as a memory array of pointers to storage arrays of uint256. For example: pragma solidity ^0.4.24; contract A { uint256[] public array0; uint256[] public ...
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Solidity memory pointer

Is there any way I can use a local parameter within multiple functions? The idea is to save gas when calling functions. A parameter wouldn't have to be copied and be returned every time. Here's some ...
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ERC20 decimals and gas costs

This question is twofold: The standard number of decimals for an ERC20 token is 18. If we lower this number, can we expect decreased gas costs when creating/transferring the token, since this should ...
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Variable Names and Memory

Is there a cut-off where a variable name uses more memory? For instance: uint public priceOfEthYesterday9AMUSAET vs uint public pEth One is more descriptive, but if it's costing me gas I don't ...
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How to pop from (decrease the length of) a memory array in Solidity

I have a function that gets an address array from another contract, conditionally deletes the msg.sender from the array, then saves the new array back to that contract. Because the array backerList ...
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Why use anything but uint256/int256 outside of a struct?

I see how uint8 can save space within a struct, but outside of that I do not see any reason to use anything but uint256. The gas cost is slightly higher for uint8. The only reason I can think of is ...
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Deleting vs. Assigning to Default Values

If I have a struct with many customer accounts: bytes32[] public customerID; mapping(bytes32 => CustomerAccounts) public customerAccounts; struct CustomerAccounts{ address customer; uint ...
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Efficient Bit Packing

I have a struct with the following variables: struct contract { address customer; uint8 tokentype; // 5 token types uint8 size; // 5 sizes bool gender; // 2 types ...
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Memory Efficiency of Constant Variables

Say I have a contract with several functions that apply various particular constants. circumference = 628318 * radius / 1e5; dividend = balance * 123 / 1e4; It would be easier for readers to ...
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Modify the state using returned variable (Array.push)

In my contact I want to have one place where I find an existing object(struct) and then use it in multiple places to read and modify it - but seems like it's not possible? contract A { struct ...
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What is the meaning of “memory is erased between (external) function calls”?

From the official documentation on the memory keyword: The second is “memory”, this is used to hold temporary values. It is erased between (external) function calls and is cheaper to use. Can ...
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How do mappings in solidity occupy memory

Say, I declare a mapping that uses uint256 numbers as keys and maps them to a single 8 bit character. I add 5 members to this mapping. Obviously, I can then access any of these 5 characters using ...