# Function specifications

The functions exposed by the

`TFHE`

Solidity library come in various shapes and sizes in order to facilitate developer experience. For example, most binary operators (e.g., `add`

) can take as input any combination of the supported data types.In the

`fhEVM`

, FHE operations are only defined on same-type operands. Implicit upcasting will be done automatically, if necessary.Most binary operators are also defined with a mix of ciphertext and plaintext operands, under the condition that the size of the plaintext operand is at most the size of the encrypted operand. For example,

`add(uint8 a, euint8 b)`

is defined but `add(uint32 a, euint16 b)`

is not. Note that these ciphertext-plaintext operations may take less time to compute than ciphertext-ciphertext operations.The

`asEuint`

functions serve three purposes:- 1.verify ciphertext bytes and return a valid handle to the calling smart contract;
- 2.cast a
`euintX`

typed ciphertext to a`euintY`

typed ciphertext, where`X != Y`

; - 3.trivially encrypt a plaintext value.

The first case is used to process encrypted inputs, e.g. user-provided ciphertexts. Those are generally included in a transaction payload.

The second case is self-explanatory. When

`X > Y`

, the most significant bits are dropped. When `X < Y`

, the ciphertext is padded to the left with trivial encryptions of `0`

.The third case is used to "encrypt" a public value so that it can be used as a ciphertext. Note that what we call a trivial encryption is

**not**secure in any sense. When trivially encrypting a plaintext value, this value is still visible in the ciphertext bytes. More information about trivial encryption can be found here.// first case

function asEuint8(bytes memory ciphertext) internal view returns (euint8)

// second case

function asEuint16(euint8 ciphertext) internal view returns (euint16)

// third case

function asEuint16(uint16 value) internal view returns (euint16)

The

`asEbool`

functions behave similarly to the `asEuint`

functions, but for encrypted boolean values.The reencrypt functions takes as inputs a ciphertext and a public encryption key (namely, a NaCl box).

During reencryption, the ciphertext is decrypted using the network private key (the threshold decryption protocol is in the works). Then, the decrypted result is encrypted under the user-provided public encryption key. The result of this encryption is sent back to the caller as

`bytes memory`

.It is also possible to provide a default value to the

`reencrypt`

function. In this case, if the provided ciphertext is not initialized (i.e., if the ciphertext handle is `0`

), the function will return an encryption of the provided default value.// returns the decryption of `ciphertext`, encrypted under `publicKey`.

function reencrypt(euint32 ciphertext, bytes32 publicKey) internal view returns (bytes memory reencrypted)

// if the handle of `ciphertext` is equal to `0`, returns `defaultValue` encrypted under `publicKey`.

// otherwise, returns as above

function reencrypt(euint32 ciphertext, bytes32 publicKey, uint32 defaultValue) internal view returns (bytes memory reencrypted)

If one of the following operations is called with an uninitialized ciphertext handle as an operand, this handle will be made to point to a trivial encryption ofNOTE:`0`

before the operation is executed.

Performs the operation homomorphically.

Note that division/remainder only support plaintext divisors.

// a + b

function add(euint8 a, euint8 b) internal view returns (euint8)

function add(euint8 a, euint16 b) internal view returns (euint16)

function add(uint32 a, euint32 b) internal view returns (euint32)

// a / b

function div(euint8 a, uint8 b) internal pure returns (euint8)

function div(euint16 a, uint16 b) internal pure returns (euint16)

function div(euint32 a, uint32 b) internal pure returns (euint32)

Unlike other binary operations, bitwise operations do not natively accept a mix of ciphertext and plaintext inputs. To ease developer experience, the

`TFHE`

library adds function overloads for these operations. Such overloads implicitely do a trivial encryption before actually calling the operation function, as shown in the examples below.// a & b

function and(euint8 a, euint8 b) internal view returns (euint8)

// implicit trivial encryption of `b` before calling the operator

function and(euint8 a, uint16 b) internal view returns (euint16)

Shifts the bits of the base two representation of

`a`

by `b`

positions.// a << b

function shl(euint16 a, euint8 b) internal view returns (euint16)

// a >> b

function shr(euint32 a, euint16 b) internal view returns (euint32)

Note that in the case of ciphertext-plaintext operations, since our backend only accepts plaintext right operands, calling the operation with a plaintext left operand will actually invert the operand order and call the

*opposite*comparison.The result of comparison operations is an encrypted boolean (

`ebool`

). In the backend, the boolean is represented by an encrypted unsinged integer of bit width 8, but this is abstracted away by the Solidity library.// a == b

function eq(euint32 a, euint16 b) internal view returns (ebool)

// actually returns `lt(b, a)`

function gt(uint32 a, euint16 b) internal view returns (ebool)

// actually returns `gt(a, b)`

function gt(euint16 a, uint32 b) internal view returns (ebool)

This operator takes three inputs. The first input

`b`

is of type `ebool`

and the two others of type `euintX`

. If `b`

is an encryption of `true`

, the first integer parameter is returned. Otherwise, the second integer parameter is returned.// if (b == true) return val1 else return val2

function cmux(ebool b, euint8 val1, euint8 val2) internal view returns (euint8) {

return TFHE.cmux(b, val1, val2);

}

Returns the minimum (resp. maximum) of the two given values.

// min(a, b)

function min(euint32 a, euint16 b) internal view returns (euint32)

// max(a, b)

function max(uint32 a, euint8 b) internal view returns (euint32)

There are two unary operators:

`neg`

(`-`

) and `not`

(`!`

). Note that since we work with unsigned integers, the result of negation is interpreted as the modular opposite. The `not`

operator returns the value obtained after flipping all the bits of the operand.Random encrypted integers can be generated fully on-chain.

That can only be done during transactions and not on an

`eth_call`

RPC method, because PRNG state needs to be mutated on-chain during generation.Not for use in production! Currently, integers are generated in the plain via a PRNG whose seed and state are public, with the state being on-chain. An FHE-based PRNG is coming soon, where the seed and state will be encrypted.WARNING:

// Generate a random encrypted unsigned integer `r`.

euint32 r = TFHE.randEuint32();

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