...by Daniel Szego
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Solidity Tips and Tricks - type aliases

There are a couple of aliases or similar types in solidity that you should be paid attention.

- uint is alias to uint256.

- byte is alias to bytes1.

- sha3 is alias to keccak256.

- now is alias to block.timestamp.

- bytes is the same byte[] but packed tightly.

- string is almost the same as bytes but doesn't allow length or index access.

- address is equivalent to uint160