Submission 8298112c...

ChallengeRemove duplicate elements
Submitted at2018-53-11
Gas used196379
 * This file is part of the 1st Solidity Gas Golfing Contest.
 * This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0.

pragma solidity ^0.4.23;

contract Unique {
     * @dev Removes all but the first occurrence of each element from a list of
     *      integers, preserving the order of original elements, and returns the list.
     * The input list may be of any length.
     * @return The input list, with any duplicate elements removed.

    // bloom filters! For when 'eeeh, probably' is good enough...

    // probability of a hash collision = (1-e^(-kn/m))^k
    // assuming n tops out at around 256 (although...)
    // then m = 32*256 bits and k=4 gives probability p of 0.002%
    // the value of k seems to be the overriding gas guzzler despite my best efforts
    // setting k=1 and having a thwacking huge bitfield (768 machine words)
    // seems to be the most gas-efficient way of getting an acceptably low p-value
    function uniquify(uint[]) public view returns(uint[]) {

        assembly {
            // exit if no data
            0x44 calldatasize eq no_data jumpi

            // hash table: every 8 bit number
            // converts to a unique 256 bit word with a
            // single bit set
            1 0x0 mstore
            2 0x20 mstore
            4 0x40 mstore
            8 0x60 mstore
            16 0x80 mstore
            32 0xa0 mstore
            64 0xc0 mstore
            128 0xe0 mstore

            // memory map:
            // 0x0 - 0x100: hash table map
            // 0x100 - 0x520: bloom filter storage
            // 0x520 - end: input data (and result)

            0x44 calldatasize sub

            // variable declarations
            // e = end of calldata
            // a = memory pointer for next output word
            // n = memory pointer for next input word
            // h = hashed entry
            // i_a = memory index to access bloom filter limb for first hash
            // i_b = memory index to access bloom filter limb for second hash
            // l_a = first bloom filter limb
            // l_b = second bloom filter limb
            // b_a = pseudo random bitsequence to compare first limb against
            // b_b = pseudo random bitsequence to compare first limb against
            // s = byte size of return array (minus dynamic array formatting)
                                        // stack
            0x60dc calldatasize add      // e
            0x6120                       // a e
            0x6120                       // n a e

        // fall into loop, we know there's at least one entry
                // h = keccak256(n, 0x20)
                0x20 dup2 keccak256     // h n a e

                // get two bloom filter indices
                // i_a = add(0x100, and(h, 0x7fe0))
                0x5fe0 dup2 and 0x100 add            // i_a  h n a e
                dup1 mload                          // l_a i_a h n a e
                // get pseudorandom 8-bit value and map to bit sequence
                dup3 3 byte mload                  // b_a l_a i_a h n a e

                //  and(b_a,l_a)
                dup2 dup2 and iszero
                add_to_set jumpi                    // b_a l_a i_a h n a e

                pop pop pop pop                     // n a e
                0x20 add                            // n' a e
                dup3 dup2 lt loop_start jumpi

            loop_end:                               // n a e
            pop                                     // a e
            0x20 0x60e0 mstore
            0x6120 swap1 sub                         // s e
            // mstore(500, div(s, 0x20))
            0x20 dup2 div 0x6100 mstore
            // return(0x4e0, add(size, 0x40))
            0x40 add 0x60e0 return

            // fiddling around with jumps makes the compiler complain about unbalanced stack issues
            // here's your balanced stack! problem solved...
            0 0 0

                // mstore(a, mload(n))
                dup5 mload dup7 mstore             // b_a l_a i_a h n a e

                // mstore(i_a, or(b_a, l_a))
                or swap1 mstore                     // h n a e
                pop                                 // n a e (I should optimize this out...)
                0x20 add
                swap1 0x20 add swap1                // n' a' e

                // if lt(n, e) jump to start
                dup3 dup2 lt loop_start jumpi
                loop_end jump

                0x20 0x00 mstore
                0x40 0x00 return