Solidity ParserError: Expected identifier but got '='

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Why does the code below contain an error (ParserError: Expected identifier but got '=').

contract Test {

    struct Box {
        uint size;
    }

    Box public box;
    box.size = 3;    //<-- error here

    constructor() public {
    }

}

It works if I put the box.size = 3; into the constructor!

contract Test {

    struct Box {
        uint size;
    }

    Box public box;

    constructor() public {
        box.size = 3;
    }

}
Oct 9, 2018 in Blockchain by slayer
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1 answer to this question.

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Hey, the solidity grammar doesn't allow assignments on contract level. But it allows declarations of state variables and these can contain an initializer. Therefore you can initialize it with

Box public box = Box({ size: 3 });

or

Box public box = Box(3);
answered Oct 9, 2018 by Omkar
• 67,660 points

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